Gmail - Configure Thunderbird

Last Updated: 02/13/2020
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Overview

This tutorial demonstrates how to configure Thunderbird on Windows or Macintosh for @colorado.edu Gmail accounts.

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Click Create a new account or Email.

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In the Your name field, enter your desired display name. Enter your Email address (CULoginName@colorado.edu) and IdentiKey password in the corresponding fields, then click Manual config.

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Enter the following for your server settings:

Incoming server: 

  • Server hostname: imap.gmail.com
  • Port: 993
  • SSL: SSL/TLS
  • Authentication: Normal Password

Outgoing server: 

  • Server hostname: smtp.gmail.com
  • Port: 587
  • SSL: STARTTLS
  • Authentication: Normal Password

VERY IMPORTANT: Enter your CULoginName@colorado.edu in both Username fields, then click Re-test.

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Select Oauth2 in both Authentication fields, then click Done.

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Enter your CULoginName@colorado.edu address in the email field (not first.last@colorado.edu), then click Next.

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Enter your IdentiKey password, then click Sign in.

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If prompted, review the permissions and click Allow. Your email is configured and messages will begin syncing.