Gmail - Configure Thunderbird

Last Updated: 01/23/2014

Overview

This tutorial demonstrates how to configure Thunderbird on Windows or Macintosh for @colorado.edu Gmail accounts.

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

You may need to enable IMAP for your account prior to configuration of your email client (https://mail.google.com). To do this: 

  1. From the Gmail web client, click Settings from the cog menu.
  2. In the POP/IMAP Download tab, click Enable IMAP.
  3. Click Save Changes.

Step 1

Click Create a new account.

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Step 2

Click the Skip this and use my existing email button.

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Step 3

In the Your name: text field enter your desired display name.

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Step 4

Enter your E-mail address (CULoginName@colorado.edu) and Identikey Password in the corresponding fields.

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Step 5

Click the Continue button.

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Step 6

Click the Manual config button.

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Step 7

Enter the following for your server settings:

  • Incoming server: 
    • Server hostname: imap.gmail.com
    • Port: 993
    • SSL: SSL/TLS
    • Authentication: Normal Password
  • Outgoing server: 
    • Server hostname: smtp.colorado.edu
    • Port: 587
    • SSL: STARTTLS
    • Authentication: Normal Password

 

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Step 8

Make sure that your CU Login Name is in the Username: field, then click Done.

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Step 9

Your email will be configured.




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