Thunderbird Version 3
Step 1. In Thunderbird, go to Tools > Account Settings > Account Actions > Add Mail Account.
Step 2. Enter Your Name, Email Address, Password and click Continue.
Step 3. Thunderbird will attempt to look up the settings required to create the account. N.B. Once this has stopped, some amendments need to be made.
Step 4. Repopulate
the necessary fields to appear like the following diagram then click Re-Test
Configuration. Remember to Change the entry in the
User Name field to your live@UCL ID, e.g email@example.com
User Name = firstname.lastname@example.org
Incoming = pod51002.outlook.com IMAP = 993 SSL/TLS
Outgoing = pod51002.outlook.com SMTP = 587 STARTTLS
Step 5. This will generate 2 green circular success lights if successful, If not please re-check the above diagram to make sure the correct details have been entered. Then click Create Account. Please make sure you add your details though to the E-mail address, password and user name fields.
Step 6. Once the account has been created you will see you have various customisable options within the navigation pane. Click the Outgoing server (SMTP) option below left, then highlight the default option (ccaaxxx - pod51002.outlook.com (default) ) within the middle window and click the Edit button.
Step 7. These are your outgoing SMTP server settings. Most of these would have been autopopulated whilst setting up the account earlier. Amend the Description field with any custom name, however make sure your window displays the following information as displayed in the image below.
Remember to populate the username field with
your very own unique live@UCL ID. E.G email@example.com.
Click Ok when done, and click OK to take you back out of Account Settings.
You are now set up to use LIVE@UCL with Thunderbird V3.
There are some additional settings to complete configuring your IMAP connection to live@UCL. We have to tell Thunderbird where to place copies of sent and deleted mail. This way, should you desire to use the online OWA, or another E-mail client all sent and deleted items are all within one place and no matter what Client you use you are looking at up to date information.
Step 1. Go to Tools > Account Settings
Step 2. Under the Live account > Copies & Folders
Step 3. Under When "Sending messages automatically" click the Other radio button and navigate to your live account and then the Sent Items folder.
Step 4. For deleted items Go to Tools > Account Settings
Step 5. Under the Live account > Server Settings
Step 6. Under Server Settings, "When I delete a message", click the Move it to this folder radio button. Then under your live account, navigate to the Deleted Items folder.