Exchange Settings for Thunderbird
Adding a new account to Thunderbird (Thunderbird 17.0.2 is used in this example)
Because Thunderbird likes to guess at the settings and is always wrong, we need to manually enter the data. Thunderbird wants to use a different port when sending mail so we will also need to change settings after the initial settings are entered.
In Thunderbird, click through
Tools -> Account Settings -> Account Actions -> Add Mail Account
Enter your name, e-mail address, and password. Click Continue then Manual Config while it is testing settings. You don't need to wait until the test is completed.
Here are the settings you should enter
Incoming: IMAP Hostname: exchange.mines.edu Port: 993 SSL: SSl/TLS Authentication: Normal Password
Outgoing: SMTP Hostname: exchange.mines.edu Port 465 (this is changed later) SSL: SSL/TLS Authentication: Normal Password
We need to change the Outgoing SMTP server port now.
Click on Outgoing Server (SMTP) and click EDIT to change the Outgoing server settings. Change the port from 465 to 587. Click OK, Click OK, Click Get Mail at the top left hand corner. Your mail should start appearing.
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