In the following we describe the configuration process for your university email address using Mozilla Thunderbird.
Additionally we describe how to connect Thunderbird with the university address book.
Start your Thunderbird program and add an email account by clicking on the button shown in the picture.
A new windows for the configuration process opens. Skip its first step stating you have an existing email address you want to use – which will be your university email.
Enter your name as you want it shown to others and your email@example.com and password. Then click ‘Continue’ to start the automatic configuration. The program will show the settings it has found by contacting the university, you can click ‘Done’
Editing the Settings
In the following we show how settings can be edited for already (as shown in the previous steps) configured accounts.
This can be used to finish configuration, make changes, or fix errors.
When you right click on the email-address you want to see the settings of, as shown in the picture, you get to open the account settings. A new window will open showing you all possible account settings for the chosen account and other accounts you have configured
The server configuration for your incoming mail server can be found in the first submenu entry of your account labelled ‘Server Settings’. Highlighted, you can see the settings you need for your university address.
The server configuration for your outgoing mail server can be found at the very bottom of the menu on the left. It is labelled as ‘Outgoing Server (SMTP)’. There you can see all configured outgoing mail servers. You can view the detailed settings for each by clicking on the mail server entry. You can edit the settings by clicking on the entry and then clicking ‘Edit’. You can see all required settings highlighted in the picture.
Thunderbird Address Book Configuration
The following steps show you how to connect your Thunderbird to the university address book.
Follow step 4 to open the account settings for your university mail account. Choose the submenu entry ‘Composition and Addressing’. Look for the section ‘Adressing’ and choose to use another LDAP-whatever, then click on ‘Edit...'.
A new window opens and you can click ‘Add…’ There, enter the fields as shown in the picture and submit both windows with ‘OK’.
Back to the account settings, reconsider the ‘Adressing’ section and its dropdown stating ‘None’. Here, choose the newly created LDAP directory ‘UNI AB’ and exit the account settings with ‘OK’. You have now successfully connected your Thunderbird to the university address book.
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