Configuring Your Facstaff Account in Thunderbird

  • Faculty & Staff

The following instructions detail the process for configuring Thunderbird to access your facstaff email account.

1. Go to the Tools menu and select Account Settings.

2. Go to the Account Actions drop box in the lower-left corner of the settings screen and select Add Account

3. Enter your full name, email address, and email password and click Continue.

[full name, email address, and email password filled in]

4. Thunderbird will attempt to guess the proper settings, but they must be corrected. Click the Manual Config button to do so.

[System looking up email configuration]

5. Change the Incoming and Outgoing fields to Click Re-test.

[ in incoming and outgoing fields]

6. The Port and SSL fields will auto-fill with the correct settings. Click Done to create the account.

[Port and SSL fields are auto-filled]

Testing your account configuration:

  1. Make sure you can successfully receive and send email by sending yourself a test message and then checking for new mail. If you have problems, please contact your local computing support provider (LSP).