From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Mozilla Thunderbird is a free, open source, cross-platform e-mail and news client developed by the Mozilla Foundation. The project strategy is modeled after Mozilla Firefox, a project aimed at creating a web browser. On December 7, 2004, version 1.0 was released, and received over 500,000 downloads in its first three days of release (and 1,000,000 in 10 days). As of 2008, Thunderbird has been downloaded more than 60 million times since 1.0 release.
Configuring Thunderbird for Windows
NOTE: Mozilla Thunderbird is not a university-support email client. The following instructions are not guaranteed to work with the University email system. You are encouraged to use Microsoft Outlook or another university-support email client.
- Open Mozilla Thunderbird
- Click the Tools menu and then click Account Settings...
- Click the Account Actions... button and click Add Mail Account... on the drop-down menu that appears.
- Enter your name in the Your name: field.
- Enter your University of Akron email address in the format UAnetID@uakron.edu in the Email address: field.
- Enter your UAnetID password in the Password: field, and click Continue.
- Click Manual config.
- Using the following settings, configure the appropriate server settings, and click Create Account.
- Incoming server will be imap.uakron.edu
- Outgoing server will be smtp.uakron.edu (Will only work on campus or while on the VPN. You can alternatively use your ISP's SMTP server)
- Incoming and Outgoing user-name will be your UAnetID.
- Account Name is whatever you would like to call the account. Thunderbird will display this name for your UA email. Ex. UA Email or firstname.lastname@example.org
Incoming: - IMAP - Server hostname: exchange.uanet.edu - Port: 993 - SSL: SSL/TLS - Authentication: Kerberos / GSSAPI Outgoing: - SMTP - Server hostname: exchange.uanet.edu - Port: 25 - SSL: STARTTLS - Authentication: NTLM
You can save emails on your computer, thus freeing up space on the email server. By moving emails into local folders keep in mind, they will only be available on that pc... If you move to another computer, or use webmail, those emails will no longer be available.
- First right click where it says Local Folders.
- Click on New Folder.
- Call the new folder anything you would like, in this case we called the folder Saved Emails.
- Click on the + sign next to Local folders. You will see your newly created folder.
- Next, you can go to your inbox or your deleted items folder and choose which messages you would like to move to the Saved Emails folder.
Simply right click on the messages, select Move To, Local Folders, and then your desired folder, in this case, Saved Emails. Note that if you choose copy to, it will leave the messages on the mail server, and will not delete your quota usage.