Configure Thunderbird for UTORmail (Mac OS X)

Before you start, you will need to know your configuration number for the IMAP (Incoming Mail) Server. Go to the UTORid Get Information page, enter your UTORid and password and click Authenticate. Write down the configuration number for reference.

  1. If you are using Thunderbird for the first time, you may see the Import Wizard window. Click Skip this and use an existing email You should then see the Mail Account Setup window. If you don't, you can add a new account by going to File > New > Existing Mail Account.
  2. Type in your name and email address in the appropriate fields. Click Continue.

    New Account Setup
  3. Thunderbird will gather information and display some default settings. These settings must be changed.
      • Beside Incoming:
        • Choose IMAP
        • Server hostname is, where NN is your configuration number (find out your configuration number by logging into the UTORid information page.
        • For Port, type 993
        • Under SSL, choose SSL/TLS
        • Under Authentication, choose Normal password
      • Outgoing:
        • Type
        • For Port, type 587
        • Under SSL, choose STARTTLS
        • Under Authentication, choose choose Normal password
      • Username is your UTORid
  4. Your settings should look similar to this:

    Thunderbird settings
  5. Click Re-test, then click Done.
  6. Click on your Inbox in the Thunderbird window. You will be prompted for your password. Enter it and click OK.
Tags: Thunderbird, UTORmail
Last update:
2015-08-25 16:22
Ron Tyro
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