Office 365 – How can I set up Thunderbird for Mac and Windows?

The document is written to configure version 38.0.2 of Thunderbird. If you are using an earlier version of Thunderbird please upgrade.
Since Microsoft is not recommending this client and it does not offer full support of all functions of Office 365, you may only Send/Receive email from this client. This client is not recommend by the University and if you are having problems with this client please use the recommended clients, please visit: [Office 365] What email and calendar clients are compatible?

Setup Thunderbird To Connect to the Office 365.

  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.office365.com
    • Port: 993
    • SSL: SSL/TLS
    • Authentication: Normal Password
    • Username: onyen@ad.unc.edu

     

    • Outgoing: SMTP
    • Server Hostname: smtp.office365.com
    • Port: 587
    • SSL: STARTTLS
    • Authentication: Normal Password
    • Username: onyen@ad.unc.edu
  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.office365.com
    • Port: 993
    • SSL: SSL/TLS
    • Authentication: Normal Password
    • Username: onyen@ad.unc.edu

     

    • Outgoing: SMTP
    • Server Hostname: smtp.office365.com
    • Port: 587
    • SSL: STARTTLS
    • Authentication: Normal Password
    • Username: onyen@ad.unc.edu
  5. Click Done.
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