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Thunderbird (Mac)

Set Up Instructions

  1. Select the Thunderbird application from your Dock or from the Applications Folder on your 
    hard disk.
  2. Select the Tools menu.
  3. Select Account Settings.
  4. Select the Add Account button.
  5. Select the Email account option in the New Account Setup window.
  6. Select Continue.
  7. Enter Your Name, Email Address ( ) and Password in the identity window.
  8. Select IMAP as your server option from the Incoming dropdown menu.
  9. Enter in the Server hostname field. The Port should read 993.
  10. Enter in the Server hostname field. The Port should read 587.
    Thunderbird account setup window for Mac
  11. Once your screen matches the identity window, select the Done button.
  12. Select Continue.
    NOTE: If have not previously set the SMTP server option, you may be asked for an outgoing server choice. If so, enter See the manual settings verification section in this document to check whether your outgoing server information is correct.
  13. On the Account Name window, make sure that you select the appropriate descriptive label for
    this account preference, such as Home Account, Work Account, or Exchange Account.
  14. Select Continue.
  15. On the User Names window, make sure that the Thunderbird Account Wizard has recognized
    your Incoming User name.
  16. Select Continue.

Need Help? 

Contact the IT Help Center by phone (818) 677-1400, online, or in person in (Oviatt Library, First Floor, Learning Commons).