This tutorial demonstrates how to configure Thunderbird on Windows or Macintosh for @colorado.edu Gmail accounts.
You may need to enable IMAP for your account prior to configuration of your email client (https://mail.google.com). To do this:
In the Your name: text field enter your desired display name.
Enter your E-mail address (CULoginName@colorado.edu) and Identikey Password in the corresponding fields.
Enter the following for your server settings:
Make sure that your CU Login Name is in the Username: field, then click Done.
Your email will be configured.