Configure Thunderbird With Office 365 Emails

Steps to Configure Thunderbird with Office 365 Email :

  • Open Thunderbird.
  • Click the Thunderbird Menu icon (three horizontal bars) at the upper-right of the Thunderbird pane.
  • Hover your cursor over Options and click Account Settings.
  • Click Account Actions and then select Add Mail Account….
  • Enter your name in the field labeled Your Name and enter your email address in the field labeled Email Address
  • Enter your email password in the field labeled Password, and then click Continue. Configuration found at email provider will appear, but you have to click Manual Config.

    Please Note: Thunderbird will automatically try to set up the connection using default configurations, but you will need to click the Manual Config button to enter the correct configuration.
  • For Incoming Server hostname enter, change Port to 993, change SSL to SSL/TLS and Authentication is Normal password.
  • Enter in the Outgoing Server hostname field, change Port to 587, change SSL to STARTTLS and Authentication is Normal password.
  • Enter your email address in the Incoming and Outgoing Username fields.

Click the Re-test button. You should get a message stating, “The following settings were found by probing the given server”.

  • Click the Done button. Click OK to close the Account Settings window.

Thunderbird is now configured for use with your Office 365 email account.

How to Access Gmail With Thunderbird

To access your IMAP-enabled Gmail account in Thunderbird:

  • Open Thunderbird on your desktop.
  • Select File > New > Existing Mail Account. If you don’t see the File menu, you can select the Alt key.
  • In the Set Up Your Existing Email Address dialog box, provide your Gmail account information (real name, email address, and password). Thunderbird configures the Gmail connection automatically.
  • After choosing Continue, the program will find the correct server details. Then press Done, and a pop-up appears prompting you to log-in to your Gmail account.
  • Sign in with your Google credentials.
  • Thunderbird downloads your Gmail messages, and you can now access your Gmail on Thunderbird.

Delete Attachments from Thunderbird Messages

How to Delete Mail From a Mozilla Thunderbird?

  • Launch Thunderbird Email
  • Once in Thunderbird, you can delete attachments by right-clicking on the attachment icon that appears at the bottom of a message containing an attachment.
  • One of the right-click options will say “Delete….” After you’ve deleted the attachment, the appearance of the attachment icon will change, and the description will now say “Deleted: .”

We recommend performing the attachment deletion from the preview pane. That is, rather than double clicking a message to view it in its own window, just click on the message *once* so that you can see a preview of the message and its attachment icon in the lower right pane. Then right-click on the attachment icon that’s visible in there and choose the Delete… function. For some reason, using this function in the preview pane seems to cause less confusion.

Also, that Thunderbird has the ability to let you sort messages by size. Taking advantage of this feature would help you find the messages with the largest attachments first, so you’d get the most bang for your buck.

  • Right Click on the document icon on the bottom of the screen

Delete Attachments from Thunderbird Messages

  • After you delete the attachment, it will show as DELETED
  • One thing to note is that when you do this, it changes the date of the message, so it will then appear as if it came in today

Delete Attachments from Thunderbird Messages