Configuring Mozilla Thunderbird to check CatMail
- Open Mozilla Thunderbird. The Account Wizard will run the first time that you open Thunderbird. If the Internet Connection Wizard does not run when you first open Thunderbird, do the following:
- On the Tools pull-down menu, click Account Settings.
- On the "Account Settings" page, click Add Account.
- In the Account Wizard, on the New Account Setup page, select Email account, and then click Next or Continue.
- On the Identity page, in the Your Name field, enter your name as you want it to appear in the "From" field of your outgoing messages.
- In the Email Address field, enter your e-mail address: OHIOID@ohio.edu.
- On the Server Information page, select POP or IMAP then click Next or Continue. NOTE: You might want to use IMAP because it supports more features.
- In the Incoming Server field (for both POP3 and IMAP), enter: pod51000.outlook.com.
- In the Outgoing Server field, enter: pod51000.outlook.com.
- On the User Names page, in the Incoming User Name and Outgoing User Name fields, enter your full e-mail address: OHIOID@ohio.edu and click Next or Continue.
- On the Account Name page, enter the name you want to use to refer to this e-mail account (eg. CatMail), and then click Next or Continue.
- On the Congratulations page, review your configurations, and then click Finish or Done to exit the wizard. NOTE: After you complete this step, a reminder may tell you that you need to set up your connection to CatMail to use SSL or TLS. You'll need to do this before you can use the new account, and will do so in the next step. Click OK.
- Set up Thunderbird to use SSL or TLS as required by CatMail:
- In the navigation pane of Account Settings, select "Outgoing Server (SMTP)". On
the Outgoing Server (SMTP) Settings page, select the CatMail SMTP server, and
then click Edit.
- For "Security and Authentication", under "Use secure connection", select TLS
and click OK.
- In the navigation pane of Account Settings, under your CatMail configuration,
select "Server Settings".
- On the Server Settings page, under Security Settings, select SSL, and then click
OK. NOTE: If you selected POP3 as your server type; under Server Settings, it's a
good idea to select "Leave messages on the server". This keeps a copy of the
messages you retrieve to your local computer on the server. This
also lets you access your messages from a different mail application.
- In the "Mail Server Password Required" message box, type your CatMail password. If you want Thunderbird to remember your password, click "Use Password Manager to Remember this password".