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Office 365 Thunderbird setup

Before you begin

If you have Thunderbird installed, proceed to Step one. If this is the first that you are installing the Thunderbird client on your machine, you need to temporarily disable McAfee by following these steps:

  1. Right-click McAfee in your taskbar and click McAfee Endpoint Security.
  2. Click the drop down arrow in the top right corner > Settings > Threat Prevention.
  3. Ensure the following checkboxes are cleared and click Apply:
    • Access Protection
    • Exploit Prevention
    • On-access Scan
    • McAfee GTI
    • Script scan
  4. You can now set up your Thunderbird mailbox.

 

Step one
  1. Open the Thunderbird application.
    • If this is the first time that you are using Thunderbird, right-click > Menu button > Options > Account Settings.
    • If there is an existing application, right-click on any of the available email addresses and select Settings.
  2. In the Account Settings dialog box, from the Account Actions drop-down menu, select Add Mail Account.
  3. Enter the following information in the Mail Account Setup dialog box and click Continue:
    • Your Name: Preferred name and surname
    • Email address: preferredname.surname@uct.ac.za
    • Password: UCT network password.
  4. The automatic configuration will fail. Do not be alarmed. Select the Manual Configuration option once it is becomes available.
  5. You will be prompted to enter the following information:
    If you use the Exchange Web Services (EWS) connection, the server name will be: https://outlook.office365.com/EWS/Exchange.asmx
    • Incoming (IMAP)
      • Server hostname: outlook.office365.com
      • Port: 993
      • SSL: STARTTLS
      • Authentication: Autodetect
    • Outgoing (SMTP)
      • Server hostname: smtp.office365.com
      • Port: 587
      • SSL: STARTTLS
      • Authentication: Select NTLM from the drop-down menu.
    • Username: Staff/student number@wf.uct.ac.za.
    • Click Advanced config.
  6. Right-click Server Settings in the Advanced Settings dialog box.
    • Under the Outgoing SMTP section, select mail - outlook.office365.com (Default) and click Edit.
  7. Enter the following information the SMTP Server dialog box and click OK:
    • Description: Mail
    • Server Name: outlook.office365.com
    • Port: 587
    • Connectivity security: STARTTLS
    • Authentication method: Normal password
    • User Name: Staff/student number@wf.uct.ac.za.
  8. Your mailbox has been successfully set up.

 

Step two

This step only applies to those who temporarily disabled McAfee.

  1. Right-click McAfee in your taskbar and click McAfee Endpoint Security.
  2. Click the drop down arrow in the top right corner > Settings > Threat Prevention.
  3. Ensure the following checkboxes are selected and click Apply:
    • Access Protection
    • Exploit Prevention
    • On-access Scan
    • McAfee GTI
    • ScriptScan
  4. McAfee is once again active on your machine.