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Thunderbird settings

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Quick Reference For Experienced Users

If you are experienced configuring E-mail client software, just use the values in the Values Summary box below:
General Configuration Values for Thunderbird
Configuration Setting: Configuration Value:
Email Address Your "" email address
Incoming Server   enable SSL, port 993
Outgoing Server:   enable TLS, port 587
Incoming User name: Your "" email address
Outgoing User name: Your "" email address

Configuring Thunderbird

Creating Your UTORmail Account in Thunderbird

After Thunderbird is installed, run the program.
If this is the first time you are setting it up, the installer will give you a chance to import your existing account settings from other e-mail client programs such as Outlook Express, Microsoft Outlook or other e-mail programs it finds on your PC. We suggest you to select Don't import anything option and click Next to proceed.
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To set up your PsychMail account, follow these steps:

  1. In the New Account Setup window, choose Email Account. Click Next.

  2. In the Identity window, type in your name and email address in the appropriate fields as shown below. Click Next.

  3. In the Server Information window, choose IMAP. In the Incoming Server: field type In the Outgoing Server: field, type Click Next.

  4. In the User Names window, type your email in the fields for Incoming User Name: and Outgoing User Name:. Click Next.

  5. In the Account Name window, type a name for your account (e.g. "PsychMail" or your "email address"). Click Next.

  6. In the final window, confirm all your settings and click Finish. The program will start and ask you for your password.

    You may be prompted with the dialog box below, asking if you want to make Mozilla Thunderbird your default mail application. Please make the appropriate selection based on your preference. Usually, clicking on Yes will accommodate most circumstances.

    In the final window, confirm all your settings and click Finish. The program will start and ask for you for your password

Protect Your E-mail with Enhanced Security Network Access

Enhanced security network access uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) as a protocol that helps ensure the privacy of documents transmitted over the Internet, including email messages. Once activated, SSL encrypts your incoming messages, ensuring that passwords and other private information can not be intercepted in transit.
Activating SSL in Thunderbird is quick and easy, and CNS strongly recommends that you do so as soon as possible.

Have your address and password handy and complete the following:

  1. In Thunderbird, open Tools Menu > Account Settings...

  2. In the window that opens, select Server Settings from the options on the left. Then, on the right, click the radio button next to SSL. Do not check the "Use secure authentication" option.

  3. Click Outgoing Server (SMTP) in the left pane under local folders and than press Edit button to bring up a page similar to the one pictured below.

For "Server name", enter
For "Port", enter 587.

Turn ON the option to "Use name and password"
For "User name", it is usually your email without the part.

Turn on the option to use "TLS".

Click OK to save the changes and close the window.

Congratulations! You're done configuring your client to send and retrieve email securely.

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Last update: 2010-03-09 17:14
Author: CP
Revision: 1.7