[Exchange] How can I set up Thunderbird to connect to the UNC Exchange service?

The document is written to configure version 38.0.2 of Thunderbird. If you are using an earlier version of Thunderbird please upgrade.

Setup Thunderbird To Connect to the Exchange Server

  1. Launch Thunderbird. If you are starting Thunderbird for the first time, the setup wizard will guide you through setting up your account. If you have used Thunderbird previously to access a mail account, or if the Account Wizard does not launch automatically, select Tools>Account Settings from the menu bar.
  2. Within the Account Settings pane, select Add Mail Account… from the Account Actions dropdown.
    1-Exch-TB-Mac-Account
  3. Enter the information as you are prompted into the appropriate fields, including your name, email address (as onyen@ad.unc.edu) and password (onyen password).
    2-Exch-TB-Mac-Info
  4. Click Continue and Manual Config
    Connection Settings
    • Incoming: IMAP
    • Server Hostname: outlook.unc.edu
    • Port: 143
    • SSL: STARTTLS
    • Authentication: Normal Password
    • Username: Your onyen

     

    • Outgoing: IMAP
    • Server Hostname: smtp.unc.edu
    • Port: 587
    • SSL: STARTTLS
    • Authentication: Normal Password
    • Username: Your onyen
    3-Exch-TB-Mac-Settings
  5. Click Done.
  1. Launch Thunderbird. If you are starting Thunderbird for the first time, the setup wizard will guide you through setting up your account. If you have used Thunderbird previously to access a mail account, or if the Account Wizard does not launch automatically, select
    TB-Win-Menu > Options > Account Settings from the menu bar.
  2. Within the Account Settings pane, select Add Mail Account… from the Account Actions dropdown.
    1-Exch-TB-Win-Account
  3. Enter the information as you are prompted into the appropriate fields, including your name, email address (as onyen@ad.unc.edu) and password (onyen password).
    2-Exch-TB-Win-Info
  4. Click Continue and Manual Config
    Connection Settings
    • Incoming: IMAP
    • Server Hostname: outlook.unc.edu
    • Port: 143
    • SSL: STARTTLS
    • Authentication: Normal Password
    • Username: Your onyen

     

    • Outgoing: IMAP
    • Server Hostname: smtp.unc.edu
    • Port: 587
    • SSL: STARTTLS
    • Authentication: Normal Password
    • Username: Your onyen
    3-Exch-TB-Win-Settings
  5. Click Done.