Google Apps for students

Thunderbird students

INTRODUCTION

This manual shows how to import a student email account into the email client Mozilla Thunderbird.

Before you start

This manual uses a consistent style of writing: references to text and buttons on screens are printed in italics, information that you have to enter yourself is printed in bold.

STEP 1: DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL THUNDERBIRD

STEP 2: CREATE AN ACCOUNT (AT THE FIRST START OF THUNDERBIRD)

  • Start Thunderbird for the first time. Thunderbird will ask to create a new email address. Click on the button Skip this and use my existing email.

 STEP 3: CREATE AN ACCOUNT (A  T A LATER START OF THUNDERBIRD)

  • Create a new account. For this, click on email underneath Create a new account.
  • Thunderbird will ask to create a new email address. Click on the button Skip this and use my existing email.

STEP 4: MAIL ACCOUNT SETUP

  • Fill in your personal data: Name and student email address. Leave the password field empty for now.
  • Generate an application specific password in your Google account settings (see manual) and enter this in the password field.
  • Click on Continue.

STEP 5: MANUAL CONFIGURATION

  • Thunderbird will now look for the necessary configuration. The suggestion that Thunderbird comes up with is INCORRECT. Click on Manual configuration.

STEP 6: MANUALLY ENTERING DATA

Fill in at Incoming:

  • Choose IMAP
  • Serverhostname: imap.googlemail.com
  • Port: 993
  • SSL: SSL/TLS

Authentication: Normal password

Fill in at Outgoing:

  • Choose SMTP
  • Serverhostname: smtp.googlemail.com
  • Port: 587
  • SSL: STARTTLS
  • Authentication: Normal password

Fill in your student email address behind username.

  • Click on Done.

Now your student email account has been added to Thunderbird.