Thunderbird

ITS recommends using the Thunderbird Email client software. Depending upon your skill level plus with a little patience you should be able to setup this software in 5 to 20 minutes.

ITS has found Mozilla softwares to be excellent products for our campus environment. We have found Mozilla's Thunderbird (email client only) option with using Mozilla's Firefox an excellent combination. NOTE: some MEMFIS applications and other websites require Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser.

We have prepared documents to help with the migration to the Mozilla softwares. This help provides for a fast migration as all email messages, bookmarks, address books, address lists, individual preferences, etc. can be maintained.

ITS recommends the Thunderbird client as the centrally recommended and supported email client software.

The documentation below was done for Windows but other platforms are similar. Faculty/Staff, these settings work on your home computer as well, however, when at home you will NOT want to save messages to Local Folders as those messages would then be stored on your home computer instead of your work computer.

For Faculty/Staff with Windows XP Professional systems at the office, an easier option is to remotely access your office system from home. Not only would you have your email but you would also have your entire office system including applications and files. See detailed FAQ on Remote Desktop Access.

Support Articles

July 26, 2010
Adding a Departmental Inbox to your Thunderbird Email client is easy and permits you to check the account easily. This assumes you have loaded the UNI special version of Thunderbird from http://www....
July 12, 2010
Adding a CFU Email Inbox to Thunderbird Adding extra Inboxes to your Thunderbird Email client is easy and permits you to check multiple accounts easily. The screens illustrate adding a Cedar Falls...
July 12, 2010
Adding a Really Simple Syndication (RSS) or Blog Feed Entry into Thunderbird With version 0.8 of Thunderbird a new feature enables the reading of RSS Feeds and Blogs into the client software. Here’s...
July 12, 2010
Email - Date & Timestamp Thunderbird Message Replies If you would like to have your Mozilla or Thunderbird email automatically add the Date and Time stamp onto the original message when you reply...
July 12, 2010
Configuring Mozilla and Thunderbird Junk Mail Settings After installing the latest Thunderbird software from http://www.uni.edu/its/us/software Launch the c:\Program Files\Thunderbird.exe program and...
July 12, 2010
Using Thunderbird Email Mail Merge Add-on This capability is *NOT* be used for large mailings, use the formal university methods for large mailings. Visit web site for Mozilla’s Thunderbird Add-on:...
February 11, 2011
Configuring Thunderbird Settings After installing the latest Thunderbird software from http://www.uni.edu/its/us/software Launch the c:\Program Files\Thunderbird.exe program and configure Thunderbird...
September 9, 2013
PROBLEM: I just installed an email client (Thunderbird/Outlook/Etc.) today and got everything set up. Now every time that I try to access my e-mail my client will not connect and I get the error...
July 12, 2010
Once Junk mail controls have been enabled you will need to train the system by both marking mail as “junk” as well as UNmarking mail from “junk”. This process will train the system to better...
July 12, 2010
Downloading and installing the Thunderbird software we have customized (Windows XP version only) provides setup for your UNI Email account easily and quickly. Subsequently you can add other (i.e. CFU...
July 13, 2010
 Specific Thunderbird Gmail Changes August 19, 2011 The only changes necessary deal with the new inbound and outbound mail servers (see screen shots below). Inbound server name is: imap....
October 2, 2012
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