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Thunderbird: Setup

How to set Thunderbird up on the Genetics Mail Server

In Thunderbird find the ≡ menu in the top right, choose "Options" then "Account Settings". You should get a window similar to the one below (although possibly pre-filled if you have other accounts.)

TB Account Setting

 Under "Account Actions" choose "Add Mail Account"

First page of Mail Account Setup

 Use your departmental username (As you'd use to log into a departmental computer) e.g. abc123@gen.cam.ac.uk

TB MailAccountSetup2

As Thunderbird doesn't know the default settings you have to change the hostname, SSL option and Authentication option so it matches the image shown above. Obviously checking the username matches your departmental username.