How to set up IMAP or POP in Thunderbird for Outlook

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2020-04-07 11:57

Set Up Faculty/Staff email in Thunderbird Using IMAP

Follow these steps to set up your email account in Thunderbird using IMAP.

  1. Open the Thunderbird Menu.

    Thunderbird Menu button
  2. Select Options > Account Settings.

    Thunderbird Menu with Options and Account Settings selected
  3. Select the Account Actions dropdown arrow and choose Add Mail Account.

    Thunderbird Account Actions dropdown menu with Add Mail Account selected
  4. Enter Your name, the Email address for your account, and the Password.

    If two-step verification is enabled for your account, generate a Microsoft account app password and enter the app password in the Password text box.

    Thunderbird account setup window with name and email address fields filled
  5. Select Continue.

  6. In the Configuration found in Mozilla ISP database section, select IMAP (remote folders).

    Thunderbird email setup IMAP configuration
  7. Select Done.

  8. In the Account Settings dialog box, select OK.


If Mozilla Thunderbird did not automatically detect the mail server settings for your account, enter these settings through manual set up:

  • IMAP server name:
  • IMAP port: 993
  • IMAP encryption method: TLS
  • SMTP server name:
  • SMTP port: 587
  • SMTP encryption method: STARTTLS


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