Setting up Thunderbird with Microsoft Office 365

In this post we provide instructions on how to connect your thunderbird email client to use Microsoft Office 365.

When opening Thunderbird for the first time a start up page will provide download-pdf.pngyou with options to Create a new account. Select Email.

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Then select Skip this and use my existing email

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Enter your account details as requested and select Continue

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Select IMAP and then Manual config

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For Server hostname enter outlook.office365.com for both incoming and outgoing servers.

For Username enter your Full Email address

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Select Done

It takes a little while but you should see your emails start to load in the inbox.

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Gary Woodfine

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  • You’re a genius! I was having so much trouble setting up my student Office 365 email in Thunderbird 31 on Ubuntu 14.04 after switching from OS X Mavericks, thank you!

    • threenine

      No worries. Glad we could be of some assistance.

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