|OLIN BUSINESS SCHOOL||
|Student Computing Handbook|
These instructions assume that you have never setup any email accounts in Thunderbird which is available for free download from the Mozilla Thunderbird page. The screenshots were made on a Mac, but the steps and screens are the same on Windows.
1. Open Thunderbird and choose Tools Account Settings 2. Click Add Account 3.Select Email Account and click Continue
4. Type in your name and email address
5. Select IMAP as the type of server
Incoming and Outgoing Mail servers are the same:mail.olin.wustl.edu
If you don't have the option on typing in the Outgoing Server it's because you have already set up some type of IMAP account before. We will fix that here.
6. Type in your (Olin Business School) Username and click Continue.
7.Name the account to something you like. It defaults to the email address you entered in step 4. Click Continue, Click Done
8. If you need to add the Outgoing Server (SMTP) information because you have multiple accounts:
Choose Outgoing Server (SMTP)
In the Settings window, type the following information:
Description :Olin Server
Server Name: mail.olin.wustl.edu
Check Use name and password and enter your username. Make sure that No is selected for secure connection.
Note: Having multiple SMTP servers is not recommended as it can cause problems sending email. If you must use multiple SMTP servers, you will have to adjust the default SMTP server here each time you need to use it.
9. To add LDAP servers for Address Books
Choose Composition & Address Books
Click Use a different LDAP server
Click Edit Directories
10. Click Add on the next screen
11. Fill in the form with the provided information.
Base Dn: dc=olin,dc=wustl,dc=edu (take note of no spaces between the commas)
Bind DN: olin\username (where username is your username)
12.Click Add to add the WUSTL address book
13. Fill in the form with the provided information.
Base Dn: dc=wustl,dc=edu
14. If you want the Olin address book to be your default:
Change the LDAP server option by using the drop down menu to Olin. This option allows Thunderbird to search that address book first when looking up an address. If you prefer the WUSTL directory, just choose that one.
Open a text editor and type your signature and make sure you save it as a plain text file (.txt). Save the file to your local hard drive. Remember where you saved it.
Click Attach this signature then choose...navigate to your file.
Click Open, then Click OK to close this dialog box.
When you go to write an email, Thunderbird will automatically insert the signature file at the bottom of the email.
NOTE: This method provides instructions on creating a plain text signature. Thunderbird does support HTML signatures, but some people may have difficulty viewing the signature.