LionMail: Configuring Windows Thunderbird

 

1. Create your LionMail device password.

What is a LionMail device password? You must create a device password to use LionMail with your email client or mobile device. This device password will be different from your UNI password. 

The same device password must be used on all your devices and software clients.

Read a step by step guide to setting your device password,

2. Enable IMAP in LionMail

IMAP must be enabled in LionMail before you can use Thunderbird.

  1. Sign in to LionMail.

  2. Click the gear icon  in the upper-right and select Mail Settings at the top of any LionMail page.

  3. Click Forwarding and POP/IMAP.

  4. Select Enable IMAP.

  5. Click Save Changes when you're done.

3. Configure Thunderbird for LionMail

Some of these steps may differ from what you experience if you are using an older version of Thunderbird.

If you haven't already, create your LionMail Device Password.

Open Thunderbird.

Click the Tools menu, and select Account Settings.

 Click on the Account Actions button and select Add Mail Account... from the menu.


Enter your name in the Your name box.

Enter your UNI@columbia.edu in the  Email address box.

Enter your LionMail Device password in the Password box.

Click Continue.

 

These fields should be filled out from the previous step. If not:

Enter your name in the Your name box.

Enter your UNI@columbia.edu in the  Email address box.

Enter your LionMail Device password in Password box.

Some or all of these fields will need to be reconfigured:

Incoming Server:  IMAP        

Server Hostname: imap.gmail.com    

Port: 993    

 SSL: SSL/TLS          

Authentication: Normal password

Outgoing Server:  SMTP    

Server Hostname: smtp.gmail.com      

Port: 465       SSL: SSL/TLS          

Authentication: Normal password 

Click on Re-test.

Click Done.
 

In Account Settings, find your new LionMail account. It should be listed as UNI@columbia.edu. Please note that if you did not remove your old CubMail account, you may have two accounts listed as UNI@columbia.edu. The second account is your new LionMail account. To prevent confusion, you can rename your new account to UNI@columbia.edu (LionMail) by clicking on Account Settings and typing in the new name in the Account Name field.

Click on Copies & Folders.

Underneath the area labeled When sending messages, automatically:  go to the menu option Other and from this menu, navigate to LionMail's Sent Mail folder. To navigate to the folder, select UNI@columbia.edu, then select [Gmail], and then select the Sent Mail folder.

Underneath the area labeled Message Archives:  go to the menu option Other and from this menu, navigate to LionMail's All Mail folder. To navigate to the folder, select UNI@columbia.edu, then select [Gmail], and then select the All Mail folder.

Underneath the area labeled Drafts and Templates:  go to the menu option Other and from this menu, navigate to LionMail's Drafts folder. To navigate to the folder, select UNI@columbia.edu, then select [Gmail], and then select the Drafts folder.

Click on OK to finish the process.

Do you want to use the Columbia Directory in your Thunderbird client? Please follow the LDAP setup instructions.

Please be aware that certain actions you take on an IMAP client such as Apple Mail may affect your experience while using the LionMail web interface. Learn more.

If you have any questions about this process or would like to provide feedback on LionMail, please email askcuit@columbia.edu.