If you already know how to set up Thunderbird and just need server info, please click here.Email settings for Thunderbird
When you start Thunderbird for the first time, you will see a screen similar to this:
Leave it at "Don't import anything" and click "Next" unless you want to import settings from another program.
Account wizard will then come up to create a new account:
Leave "Email account" checked and click "Next".
Next screen will ask for your name and email information:
Type your full name and your full email address in the appropriate fields.
Next screen will ask for server information:
Please select "IMAP".
Then for incoming server, type "imap.engr.ucsb.edu" without quotes.
For outgoing server, type "smtp.engr.ucsb.edu" without quotes.
Click "Next" to move to the next page.
Next screen will ask for your username:
Both, incoming and outgoing usernames are the same and are the first part of your email address.
For example, if your email address is firstname.lastname@example.org, your username is jsmith (without @engineering.ucsb.edu)
Next screen will ask for account name:
This is up to you, feel free to leave it at default value.
Next screen will show you the summary of your configurations:
Click finish to exit the wizard.
Before you can connect, there are several settings not covered by the wizard that you need to configure:
Please click "Tools" in the menu on top and choose "Account Settings":
On the next screen select "Server settings" in the menu on the left and then click "TLS" under security settings:
Next, click "Outgoing Server (SMTP)" on the bottom of the menu on the left, then click "Edit" on the right to change outgoing server settings:
In the window that comes up, please type "587" without quotes for "Port:" and check "TLS" here as well, then click "OK":
Click OK on the bottom to quit "Account Settings" and you should now be able to receive your mail.