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This page will show you how to configure Mozilla Thunderbird to work with your Stevens Email.

Contents

Thunderbird 3.x

Step 1 - Account Settings

  • Open Thunderbird and in the Tools menu, select Account Settings.

Step 2 - Add Account

  • Click on Account Actions and select Add account.

Step 3 - Account Info

  • Type in your Full Name, Username and Password in their respective fields.
  • Proceed by clicking Continue.

Step 4 - Account creation

  • Allow time for Thunderbird to retrieve server settings.
  • Proceed by clicking Create Account.

Step 5 - Add Security Exception

  • You will be prompted with a Security Certificate Status prompt.
  • Please click Confirm Security Exception.

Step 6 - FINISHED

  • Thunderbird will now download your folders and email.

Thunderbird 2.x

Step 1 - Account Settings

  • Open Thunderbird and in the Tools menu, select Account Settings.

Step 2 - Add Account

  • Select the Add Account button in the lower-left corner.

Step 3 - Account Type

  • Select Email account from the list.
  • Proceed by clicking Next.

Step 4 - Name and Email

  • Enter your name and email address in the appropriate fields.
  • Proceed by clicking Next.

Step 5 - Server Type

  • Select IMAP as the type of server and enter the incoming server as nexus.stevens.edu.
  • If this is the very first account you are adding to Thunderbird, it will ask for the outgoing server as well. This is also nexus.stevens.edu.
  • Proceed by clicking Next.

Step 6 - Username

  • Type in your myStevens Username.
  • Proceed by clicking Next.

Step 7 - Account Name

  • Type in the name of your account. In this case Stevens Email.
  • Proceed by clicking Next.

Step 8 - Finish Wizard

  • Click Finish.

Step 9 - Outgoing Server (SMTP)

  • Go back into the Account Settings Window and click on Outgoing Server (SMTP) (highlighted in the photo below).
  • Select your default account and click Edit.

Step 10 - Verify/Change SMTP Settings

  • Verify that you have the proper settings and correct Server Name and Username (your myStevens username).
    • For the Port, Thunderbird's Default is 25, when for Stevens e-mail, it should be changed to 587
  • Click OK to confirm, and then OK again to get out of the Account Settings window.

Step 11 - Get Mail

  • You will now see your new account called "Stevens Email" on the left side. Click on your inbox, and click the Get Mail button.

Step 12 - Enter Password

  • You will be prompted for your password.
  • Enter your password and check the box that says Use Password Manager to remember this password.

Step 13 - FINISHED

  • Thunderbird will now download your folders and email.

Changing Account Settings

Moving Reply Text To The Top Of A Message

By default in Thunderbird, the text of a reply is placed at the bottom of the original message. This setting may become inconvenient and cause confusion to both corresponding parties. Changing this setting in Thunderbird is easy, and completely painless.

Step 1 - Account Settings

  • Open Thunderbird and in the Tools menu, select Account Settings.

Step 2 - Composition & Addressing

  • Expand the selected account settings, and select Composition & Addressing

Step 3 - Automatic Quotation

  • Here, you may disable automatic quotation of the original message by un-checking the box
  • To change the location of the response to the top, select "start my reply above the quote"
  • Additionally, to move your signature to the top of the message, under your reply, select "below my reply (above the quote)" from the signature drop down menu.

Step 4 - Finished

  • Click OK
  • Thunderbird will now start your reply at the top of the message, above the quoted text, and place your signature directly below.
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