Configuring Thunderbird for Windows using IMAP

IMAP stores your email on the server. This allows you to read your email from different computers. Thunderbird allows you to download your messages for offline viewing when you do not have a connection to the Internet. If you check email from more than one computer, including Webmail, we recommend using IMAP.

Download and Install Thunderbird

Configure Thunderbird to use UCI’s IMAP Mailbox Service

  1. Launch Thunderbird by clicking on its icon.
  2. The Mail Account Setup should appear when you first run the program. Type your full namein the Your Name field.
  3. Type your UCI email address in the Email Address field. Then type your password, and click Continue.
    Thunderbird User Settings
  4. Thunderbird will attempt to detect the incoming and outgoing settings. This does not usually work and we will need to edit the settings manually.
  5. Click the Edit button to configure the settings .
    Edit Settings
  6. The incoming IMAP settings are:
    • Incoming: imap.uci.edu  – Port 993 – SSL/TLS
  7. The outgoing SMTP settings are:
    • Outgoing: smtp.uci.edu – Port 587 – STARTTLS
  8. Click “Re-test Configuration”.
    Edit Settings
  9. The green circles indicate your settings are correct. Click “Create Account” to finish the setup.
    Settings Correct

You are now ready to use your email. To check mail, click the Get Mail icon at the top of the screen.  When prompted, enter your Email password and press Enter. If you have any problems, please call the OIT Help Desk at 949-824-2222, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

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