Thunderbird

Thunderbird is a free, open source e-mail and news client developed by the Mozilla Foundation, developers of the popular web browser Firefox.

Setting Up BishopMail on Thunderbird 2.0 Using IMAP
  1. Open Thunderbird, and select Tools | Account Settings.
  2. Click Add Account.
  3. Select the E-mail account radio button and click Next. The Identity screen appears.
  4. Enter your full name in the Your Name field. Enter your OWU e-mail address (username@owu.edu) in the E-mail Address field, and click Next.
  5. Select IMAP as the type of incoming server you are using. Enter imap.gmail.com in the Incoming Server field.
  6. Set the Outgoing Server to smtp.gmail.com and click Next.
  7. Enter your full e-mail address (username@owu.edu) in the Incoming User Name and Outgoing User Name fields, and click Next.
  8. Enter a name, such as “BishopMail” for your e-mail account in the Account Name field, and click Next.
  9. Verify your account information in the dialog box, and click Finish.
  10. Select Server Settings from the folder list below your new account.
  11. Update the Port value to 993.
  12. In the Security Settings section, select SSL from the Use secure connection options.
  13. Select the ‘Check for messages at startup’ checkbox and the ‘Check for new messages every 10 minutes’ checkbox.
  14. Click Outgoing Server (SMTP) in the folder list.
  15. Select the smtp.gmail.com (Default) entry from the list and click Edit. The SMTP Server page appears.
  16. Enter smtp.gmail.com as the Server Name and set the Port to 587.
  17. Select User name and password and enter your full e-mail address (username@owu.edu) in the User Name field.
  18. Select TLS from the Use secure connection radio buttons and click OK.
  19. Click OK to save your changes and exit the Account Settings dialog.

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How to Add the OWU Directory service to Thunderbird
  1. Click Tools, and then Options
  2. Click the Composition icon at the top of the Options window
  3. Click the Addressing tab
  4. Click the “Edit Directories…” button
  5. In the LDAP Directory Servers window click the “Add” button
  6. The Directory Server Properties window asks for several pieces of information: type “OWU Directory” in the Name field
  7. Type “ldap.owu.edu” in the Hostname field
  8. Enter “ou=Accounts,dc=owu,dc=edu” in the Base DN field
  9. Leave the port number as 389 and leave the Bind DN field blank
  10. Make sure there is no check mark in “Use secure connection (SSL)”
  11. Click OK, then click OK again
  12. Make sure there is a check next to Directory Server, and OWU Directory is shown in the drop down field

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Thunderbird puts my reply at the bottom of the original message. How do I get it to default to the top?
  1. Click Tools, and then Account Settings (This is an option you can set differently for each email account.
  2. Click Composition & Addressing on the left side navigation
  3. In the top Composition section make sure there is a check mark next to “Automatically quote the original message when replying”
  4. Switch the Then, field to “start my reply above the quote”
  5. Click OK

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Moving from Eudora to Thunderbird

There are two methods for importing your data and settings from Eudora into Thunderbird:

  • If you are starting up Thunderbird for the very first time, the Import Wizard will pop up, and you can then select the “Eudora” option to import your mail, address books, and settings.
  • Subsequent to launching Thunderbird for the first time, you can also go the the “Tools” menu, select “Import…”, and then individually import your mail, address books, or settings from Eudora.

For more info, see this Importing from Eudora article.

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