Mozilla Thunderbird setup for Exchange mailboxes (not for students)

Mozilla Thunderbird setup

'Exchange' environment (for UGent staff)

Thunderbird does not support ActiveSync and is therefore not fit for Exchange users. Thunderbird will not synchronize your calendars, public folders, tasks or other Exchange features. We advise you to use Microsoft Outlook.
  • To add your personal UGent Exchange mailbox:

    • On the Tools menu, click Account Settings.
    • On the Account Settings page, under Account Actions, click Add Mail Account.
    • In the Mail Account Setup dialog box, select / fill out the following:
      • Your name
      • IMAP over SSL
      • Your e-mail address
      • Incoming mail server (IMAP): owa.UGent.be - port 993 - SSL/TLS
      • Authentication: Normal Password
      • Outgoing mail server (SMTP): smtp.UGent.be - port 587 - STARTTLS (or port 465 - SSL/TLS) (Registration required: an encrypted connection can be obtained from the helpdesk)
      • Authentication: Normal Password
      • Your UGent user name (login name)
      • Your UGent password