wiki:Thunderbird_Email_Tips

Some tips for using Thunderbird e-mail (currently 3.05) with Dovecot IMAP server on ohm.bu.edu in the EDF:

Try not to let it create an account automatically... do it by hand. Important settings:

  • Account name "username@…" (substitute your user name)
  • IMAP Mail server
    • Name: ohm.bu.edu Port: 143
    • Security: STARTTLS (dont check "secure authentication")
    • Under "Advanced:"
      • IMAP server directory: "Mail/" (i.e.) must be your mail directory and end in "/"
      • Do not check "Show only subscribed..."
      • Do not check "Allow server to override..."

For the outgoing SMTP settings, these seem to work fine:

  • Server name: physics.bu.edu
  • Port: 2525
  • Secure Authentication: No
  • Connection Security: STARTTLS