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Thunderbird: Set up Solis-mail

In this manual we explain how to set up your Solis-mail and a non-personal mailbox using the mail application Thunderbird. We based this manual on Thunderbird 78 Beta. The final version of Thunderbird 78 is now available here: https://www.thunderbird.net/en-US/ .

Part 1 – Set up a personal mailbox
Part 2 – Set up a non-personal Office 365 mailbox

  • Step 1

    Part 1 – Set up a personal mailbox

  • Step 2

    • Click the three dots in the top right of the Thunderbird window and choose ‘Account Settings’

  • Step 3

    • In the tab that opens, click ‘Account Actions’ and choose ‘Add Mail Account…’

  • Step 4

    • Enter your name, UU email address and password
    • Click ‘Continue’

  • Step 5

    • Click ‘Configure manually…’ in the new window

  • Step 6

    • Enter the information in all the fields in the same way as the picture on the left
    • Please note: sometimes the option OAuth2 will not immediately show as an option in the Authentication field. Click ‘Re-test’ after entering all the other information and then choose OAuth2 as Authentication method.
    • Click ‘Done’

  • Step 7

    • Log in with your UU email address and password

  • Step 8

    • Log in using your 2FA verification code

    Your mailbox has now been successfully set up.

    If you wish to set up a non-personal mailbox in Thunderbird, follow the rest of the manual below.

  • Office 365 uses the name ‘Sent Items’ as default for the sent email folder while Thunderbird uses ‘Sent’. We recommend you change the name of this folder to ‘Sent Items’ in Thunderbird as well. 

  • Step 9

    Part 2 – Set up a non-personal Office 365 mailbox

  • Step 10

    • Click the three dots in the top right of the Thunderbird window and choose ‘Account Settings’

  • Step 11

    • In the tab that opens, click ‘Account Actions’ and choose ‘Add Mail Account…’

  • Step 12

    • Enter your name, UU email address and password
    • Click ‘Continue’

     

  • Step 13

    • Click ‘Configure manually..’

  • Step 14

    • Enter the information in all the fields in the same way as the picture on the left
    • Please note: sometimes the option OAuth2 will not immediately show as an option in the Authentication field. Click ‘Re-test’ after entering all the other information and then choose OAuth2 as Authentication method.
    • Click ‘Done’

     

  • Step 15

    • Log in using your UU Solis-mail and password

  • Step 16

    • Log in using your 2FA verification code

  • Step 17

    Your non-personal mailbox has now been successfully set up.

    If you wish to add another non-personal mailbox, repeat Part 2 of this manual.

Last modified: 4/08/2020

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