This document explains how to connect to the Office 365 service.
Important: At this time, we have not found a reliable Exchange/Active Sync plug-in which allows Thunderbird to connect to your Office 365 account via this protocol. These instructions will instead configure Thunderbird via IMAP protocol. Which means you will only have access to your mail.
Note: These instructions assume you are running the latest version of Thunderbird.
Note: if you don't know whether you are attempting to configuring a NetID account or a Service account, please contact your domain administrator or the DoIT HelpDesk.
Clients configured using Microsoft Exchange protocol use different folders for some of the primary mail folders. For consistency, we highly recommend that you configure Thunderbird to use these same folders. This will make it less confusing if you also use the web client for Office 365 or a different desktop client that is using the Exchange protocol.
Office 365 server side junk/spam filtering is already enabled for all Office 365 accounts.
Remember: Thunderbird cannot access the Office 365 Global Address List (GAL). Therefore, you may still need access to the Campus Directory (Whitepages) to find the person you are searching for.
Use these instructions to configure the Campus Directory (Whitepages) within this client.
|Keywords:||microsoft office365 o365 configure configuring mozilla thunderbird imap client configuration accessing setup pop exchange email||Doc ID:||28427|
|Owner:||Ara M.||Group:||Office 365|
|Created:||2013-01-31 14:49 CST||Updated:||2015-01-14 12:38 CST|
|Sites:||DoIT Help Desk, Office 365, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee|
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