Changes between Version 4 and Version 5 of email_setup_thunderbird_beta


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Mar 31, 2012, 12:16:32 PM (7 years ago)
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Jamie McClelland
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    11== How do I configure Thunderbird/Icedove to use May First/People Link email? ==
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    3 In Thunderbird (Icedove in Debian Linux), click on the File menu -> New -> Mail Account (see screenshot 1 below).
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    5 [[Image(thunderbird5-win-1.png)]]
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    7 The first step in creating a Thunderbird account, is to provide your name and email address. If you are setting up your own email, use your name and addres. If you want mail to appear to come from an organization as a whole, you can put only your organization's name instead of your own.  Press "Continue" when you are done.
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    9 [[Image(thunderbird5-win-2.png)]]
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    11 Next, you will want to immediately press "Manual Config":
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    13 [[Image(thunderbird5-win-3.png)]]
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    15 == IMAP or POP? ==
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    17 Next, you'll need to decide whether you want a POP account or an IMAP account. In most cases, we recommend POP, but if you plan to use webmail frequently or will use multiple computers to check your email, you may want to use IMAP.
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    19 '''POP settings are as follows:'''
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    21 {{{
    22 Incoming: POP
    23 Incoming server hostname: mail.mayfirst.org
    24 Incoming Port: 110
    25 Incoming SSL: STARTTLS
    26 Incoming Authentication: Normal Password
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    28 Outgoing: SMTP
    29 Outgoing server hostname: mail.mayfirst.org
    30 Outgoing Port: 587
    31 Outgoing SSL: STARTTLS
    32 Outgoing Authentication: Normal Password
    33 }}}
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    35 [[Image(thunderbird5-win-6.png)]]
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    38 
    39 '''IMAP settings are as follows:'''
    40 {{{
    41 Incoming: IMAP
    42 Incoming server hostname: mail.mayfirst.org
    43 Incoming Port: 143
    44 Incoming SSL: STARTTLS
    45 Incoming Authentication: Normal Password
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    47 Outgoing: SMTP
    48 Outgoing server hostname: mail.mayfirst.org
    49 Outgoing Port: 587
    50 Outgoing SSL: STARTTLS
    51 Outgoing Authentication: Normal Password
    52 }}}
    53 [[Image(thunderbird5-win-4.png)]]
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    55 Once your settings are in place, press "Create Account"
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    57 You should also look over the other settings and adjust them to meet your needs.  Access them from the Tools menu -> Account Settings.
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    59 [[Image(thunderbird5-win-5.png)]]
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    61 
    62 The composition settings are optional, but we highly recommend turning '''off''' HTML email, which will ensure that your mail is legible to more readers. We often find that the default reply settings are not to our liking, and you may want to change these as well. 
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    64 Lastly, if you are using IMAP, we strongly encourage you to enable offline caching, [http://webchick.net/node/12 as explained] on [http://webchick.net/ webchick.net]. That will make it much faster to read your email.
     3This page is now the [wiki:email_setup_thunderbird active thunderbird page] and is no longer beta.