Thunderbird

 


PLEASE NOTE:

These instructions were made with the latest version of Thunderbird (Thunderbird 24.1.1), and may not be accurate for older versions. If you do not have the latest version, you can download it for free from Thunderbird's website

 

Click on any of the sections below for setup instructions


Configuring Thunderbird For ONID Gmail

  1. Open Thunderbird
  2. Select Options from the drop down menu on the top right, then Account Settings
  3. Select Account Actions in the bottom left of the window, then Add Mail Account
  4. Enter your name as you'd like it displayed to others
  5. Enter your ONID email address (e.g. beaverb@onid.oregonstate.edu) and ONID password
  6. Click Continue
  7. Thunderbird will automattically scan for ONID account settings, and will most likely print a "failed to find the settings for your email account" message. This is normal.
  8. For the Incoming settings:
    • Select IMAP from the dropdown menu to the left of "Incoming:"
    • Enter imap.gmail.com as the Server Hostname
    • Set the Port to 993
    • Select SSL/TLS from the SSL drop-down menu
    • Select Autodetect from the Authentication drop-down menu
  9. For the Outgoing settings:
    • Enter smtp.gmail.com as the Server Hostname (It will look like a drop-down menu, however you can still type in it)
    • Set the Port to 587 or 465
    • Select STARTTLS from the SSL drop-down menu
    • Select Normal Password from the Authentication drop-down menu
  10. Make sure the Username box his your full email (For example, beaverb@onid.oregonstate.edu
  11. Click the Done button in the lower-right

Thunderbird is now configured to check your mail, and should start downloading messages from your ONID account.


Configuring Thunderbird For ONID Webmail

These instructions are only for the legacy (old) webmail client. Most people should use the above ONID Gmail instructions.

  1. Open Thunderbird
  2. Select Options from the drop down menu on the top right, then Account Settings
  3. Select Account Actions in the bottom left of the window, then Add Mail Account
  4. Enter your name as you'd like it displayed to others
  5. Enter your ONID email address (e.g. beaverb@onid.oregonstate.edu) and ONID password
  6. Click Continue
  7. Thunderbird will automattically scan for ONID account settings, and will most likely print a "failed to find the settings for your email account" message. This is normal.
  8. For the Incoming settings:
    • Select IMAP from the dropdown menu to the left of "Incoming:"
    • Enter imap.onid.oregonstate.edu as the Server Hostname
    • Set the Port to 993
    • Select SSL/TLS from the SSL drop-down menu
    • Select Normal Password from the Authentication drop-down menu
  9. For the Outgoing settings:
    • Enter mail.oregonstate.edu as the Server Hostname (It will look like a drop-down menu, however you can still type in it)
    • Set the Port to 587
    • Select STARTTLS from the SSL drop-down menu
    • Select Normal Password from the Authentication drop-down menu
  10. Make sure the Username box has only your username (e.g. "beaverb") and not our full email (e.g. "beaverb@onid.oregonstate.edu")
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  12. Click the Done button in the lower-right

Thunderbird is now configured to check your mail, and should start downloading messages from your ONID account.


 

Configure Thunderbird to use the OSU Online Directory

 

  1. Open Thunderbird
  2. Click on the Tools menu and choose Options
  3. Click on Composition from the top menu
  4. Click on the Addressing tab
  5. Click the check box next to Directory Server and click on the Edit Directories... button
  6. Click the Add button
  7. Type OSU Online Directory in the Name field
  8. Type directory.oregonstate.edu in the Hostname field
  9. Type o=orst.edu in the Base DN field
  10. Set the Port number to 389
  11. Click OK to close the Directory Server Properties window
  12. Click OK to close the LDAP Directory Servers window
  13. Select OSU Online Directory from the Directory Server drop-down list
  14. Click OK

To search for an address, click on the Tools menu and choose Address Book (Or click the Address Boook button in the top menu).

Select OSU Online Directory from the list of address books on the left. In the top right search box, enter a name or email address and press enter.

Searches work best when you use only a person's last name, or use the format "lastname, firstname".