Office 365

Configuring Mozilla Thunderbird

To change the settings on an existing account

1. Open Thunderbird.
2. Locate the Menu button in the top right corner.
3. Click Menu > Options... > Account Settings...
4. Click Server Settings under your @usf.edu email.
5. Enter the following information:
   a. Server Name: outlook.office365.com
   b. Port: 993
   c. User Name: your @usf.edu email address
   d. Select SSL/TLS from the Connection security dropdown menu
   e. Select Normal password from the Authentication method dropdown menu
6. Open the Outgoing Server (SMTP) menu. Open the server for your @usf.edu email.
7. Click Edit...
8. Enter the following settings:
   a. Server Name: outlook.office365.com
   b. Port: 587
   c. Select STARTTLS from the Connection security dropdown menu
   d. Select Normal password from the Authentication method dropdown menu
   e. User Name: your @usf.edu email address
9. Click OK.
10. Click the Get Mail button.
11. Enter your @usf.edu email password when prompted. Check the box to Use Password Manager to remember this password and click OK.

To set up a new account

1. The Mail Account Setup dialog box should open the first time you open Thunderbird.
   a. If it does not open:
      i. Locate the Menu button in the top right corner.
      ii. Click Menu > Options... > Account Settings...
      iii. On the Account Settings page, under Account Actions, click Add Mail Account.
2. In the Mail Account Setup dialog box, enter the following information:
   a. Your Name: enter the name you want on the "From" line in your outgoing messages
   b. Email Address: enter your @usf.edu email address
   c. Password: enter your @usf.edu email password
   d. Make sure the Remember password box is checked
3. Click Continue if you use a Windows computer or Next if you use a Mac.
4. Click Manual config to stop Thunderbird from trying to configure your account.
5. Enter the following information:
   a. Incoming server hostname: outlook.office365.com
   b. Outgoing server hostname: outlook.office365.com
   c. Username: enter your @usf.edu email address
   d. Change the Port fields to Auto.
   e. Change the SSL and Authentication fields to Autodetect.
6. Click Re-test. Thunderbird will use the incoming and outgoing server hostnames configure your account.
7. Click Done.