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Gmail - Configure Thunderbird

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

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If using Thunderbird for the first time, it should prompt you to add an account.  Otherwise, open the Account Actions menu and click Add mail account.

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Enter Your full name, Email address (CULoginName@colorado.edu) and IdentiKey password in the corresponding fields, then click Configure manually.

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Enter the following for your server settings:

Incoming server: 

  • Server hostname: outlook.office365.com
  • Port: 993
  • Connection Security: SSL/TLS
  • Authentication: OAuth2
  • Username: your CULoginName@colorado.edu 

Outgoing server: 

  • Server hostname: smtp.office365.com
  • Port: 587
  • Connection Security: STARTTLS
  • Authentication: OAuth2
  • Username: your CULoginName@colorado.edu 

After editing these settings, click Re-test.

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You will get a confirmation notification. Click Done to finish configuration.

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A google login screen will open. 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 in Thunderbird.