UCS: Thunderbird 24 Setup (Mac and Windows)

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  1. Open Thunderbird.
  2. If this is your first time using Thunderbird it will ask to import settings and mail folders, click Cancel.
  3. If you do not have an account it will ask to create one....Click Cancel.
  4. Click Exit.
  5. On the toolbar click Tools.
  6. Click Account Settings.
  7. At the bottom of the screen, click on the arrow to the right of Account Actions.
  8. Click Add Mail Account.
    • Enter your First and Last Names
    • Email Address: xyz5000@psu.edu, where xyz5000 is your Penn State Access Account user ID
    • Password: Enter your Penn State Access Account password
  9. Click Continue.
  10. If logged into a PSU network, wait for the application to probe for server information.
  11. Once probe is done, IMAP should be chosen on screen that appears; if not, you can change that in the next screen.
  12. Click Manual Config.
  13. Change Incoming to IMAP.
  14. Change incoming server hostname to ucs.psu.edu.
  15. Change SSL to SSL/TLS - port 993.
  16. Change Authentication for Incoming server by choosing Normal password from the drop down menu.
  17. Configure your client for authsmtp.psu.edu. Please refer to http://kb.its.psu.edu/node/1674 for details.
  18. Port should be 587 for authsmtp.
  19. The remaining fields should be auto-populated with correct information.
  20. Click Create Account.
  21. Open your account settings by clicking on Tools, Account Settings...
  22. Click on Server Settings beneath your email address.
  23. Click on Advanced.
  24. Uncheck Show only subscribed folders.
  25. Click OK.
  26. Click OK and restart the Thunderbird client.


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