Configuring Thunderbird v1_5 to Send and Receive E

Configuring Mozilla Thunderbird v1.5 for Windows, MacOS X, and Unix
to Send & Receive E-mail Securely
The following instructions will assist you in configuring Mozilla Thunderbird v1.5 Windows, MacOS, and Unix e-mail
clients to securely send and receive e-mail using your Poly account from anywhere. These instructions assume
you are using an existing successfully configured Mozilla Thunderbird e-mail client.
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Open Thunderbird.
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Go to Tools > Account Settings. The “Account Settings” window will open.
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Identify your Polytechnic e-mail account within the configuration tree on the left of the window.
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Select Server Settings under your Polytechnic e-mail account within the configuration tree.
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Within the “Security Settings” section, select the SSL radio button.
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Next, select Outgoing Server (SMTP) from the configuration tree on the left.
Polytechnic University Information Systems Department
For assistance, please call 718.260.3123 or e-mail help@poly.edu
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Configuring Mozilla Thunderbird v1.5 for Windows, MacOS X, and Unix
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Highlight your Polytechnic SMTP server and click Edit. An “SMTP Server” dialog will open.
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Within the “SMTP Server” dialog, do the following:
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Within the Settings area, change the Port to 465.
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Within the Security and Authentication area,
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Elect the Use Name and Password option
Ensure that the user name that appears beneath within the “User Name” field is your
Polytechnic e-mail account user name.
Select the SSL radio button
Click OK to close the “SMTP Server” dialog
Click OK to close the “Account Settings” window.
You should now be able to securely send and receive e-mail through your Polytechnic e-mail account from
anywhere.
If you require further assistance, please contact the Information Systems Help Desk by calling (718) 260-3123 or
sending an e-mail to help@poly.edu.
Polytechnic University Information Systems Department
For assistance, please call 718.260.3123 or e-mail help@poly.edu
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Configuring Mozilla Thunderbird v1.5 for Windows, MacOS X, and Unix
to Send & Receive E-mail Securely
Polytechnic University Information Systems Department
For assistance, please call 718.260.3123 or e-mail help@poly.edu
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