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Exchange - Configuration for First Time Thunderbird on Windows Use

Last Updated: 04/28/2015
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Overview

Thunderbird for PC requires IMAP connection to access OIT's current Exchange service. Follow these instructions to configure Thunderbird to connect to Exchange.

This tutorial applies to the following operating system(s):
  • WINDOWS

Exchange Online Migration

Starting February 2015, campus units and departments began being migrated to Exchange Online, on an individual basis. If your department has been migrated, please visit the Exchange Online service area for more information.

Quick Start

If you already know how to configure Thunderbird for Mac, use the specifications below to configure for OIT's Exchange service.

  • Incoming Mail Server
    • Type: IMAP
    • Host: exchangeimap.colorado.edu
      • SSL/TLS
      • Authentication: Normal Password
    • User name: your CU Login name
    • Password: your IdentiKey password
  • Outgoing Mail Server
    • Type: SMTP
    • Host: smtp.colorado.edu
      • STARTTLS
      • Authentication: Normal Password
    • User name: your CU Login name
    • Password: your IdentiKey password

Step 1

In the Welcome to Thunderbird screen that opens, click the Skip this and use my existing email button. 

Step 2

Mail Account Setup window will open.

 

  1. In the Full Name: text section, type in your full name.
  2. In the Email Address: text field, enter your first.last@colorado.edu email.
  3. Enter your IdentiKey password in the Password: text field and then click Continue.

Step 3

Click the Manual Config button.

 

Step 4

Make the following changes, then click Re-test:

  1. Incoming:
    • Server hostname: exchangeimap.colorado.edu
    • SSL: SSL/TLS
  2. Outgoing:
    • Server hostname: smtp.colorado.edu
    • SSL: STARTTLS
  3. Username:

Step 5

Change the Authentication in the Incoming settings to Normal Password, then click Done.

Step 6

Exchange is now setup, and you will be able to see mail and folders you have in your Exchange account.

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