Instructions for Setting Up Thunderbird at UW-Physics

For a new account, start by opening Thunderbird and using the new account wizard:


You might get a pop up that looks similar to the one below. Skip it to use your existing physics email.


Enter your name for the account and use the real email account name and password:


Physics has only IMAP accounts, not POP.  A few of these settings need to be changed:

  • The Server hostname for the incoming and outgoing servers must be changed to
  • Change the encryption for the incoming server to SSL/TLS.
  • Change the port of the outgoing server to 587 for use with STARTTLS encryption.


If the information was entered correctly, the re-test should allow you to complete this form. Compare your settings with the information below.

Click Done. Send yourself a message and check your mail.

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