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Configuring Thunderbird to work with the exchange server


  • Select "Local Folders", then click on "View settings for this account"
  • Click on "Account Actions" at the bottom, and select "Add Email Account"
  • Fill in your name as you want it to appear on the first line
  • fill in your RCS email along the lines of user@exchange.rpi.edu
  • fill in your RCS password (and de-select "Remember password" for greater security")
  • Click "Continue" and wait for it to attempt to determine your settings
  • Click "Create Account"
    • If it does not work, click "Manual config" and choose settings as follows
      • Incoming: IMAP Server hostname exchange.rpi.edu Port 143 SSL STARTTLS Authentication Normal password
      • Outgoing: SMTP Server hostname exchange.rpi.edu Port 587 SSL STARTTLS Authentication Normal password
      • Username your RCS userid
  • Click on the user@exchange.rpi.edu account
    • Change your "Email Address" to be csuserid@cs.rpi.edu
  • Click on "Server Settings"
    • Click on "Advanced"
      • De-select "Show only subscribed folders" and hit ok
  • Click on "Copies & Folders" and change the "Place a copy in:" to Other: userid@exchange.rpi.edu -> Sent Items
    • If you can't see the Sent Items folder and see only "Sent", click on the triangle next to your inbox to collapse the list and then click on it again to expand the list, and it should appear.
  • If you have a lot of messages, you may want to go under "Synchronization & Storage" and de-select "Keep messages for this account on this computer" to save time and space.
Topic revision: r1 - 04 Oct 2011, lindss2@LAB.CS.RPI.EDU
 

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