Setting up IMAP with Windows Mail, and Mozilla Thunderbird

Windows Mail with IMAP while adding another account.

  1. Open Windows mail by selecting the Start button, clicking All Programs, and then selecting Windows mail.
  2. Select the Accounts ribbon.
  3. Select Email +.
  4. Go to Step 2 in the First installation steps.

Windows Mail first installation

  1. Open Windows Live Mail
  2. You will see the Add your email accountsscreen.
    1. Type your alias@uab.edu in the Email Address field.
    2. Type your BlazerID Password.
    3. Type your Display name (This name will show up when a recipient receives your email).
    4. Select the checkbox for Manually configure server settings.
  3. Select IMAP, and add the server settings below.

    Mail account information you need to add:

    • Incoming Server: mail.ad.uab.edu , Check require a SSL connection, port 993
    • Outgoing server: relay.ad.uab.edu, Check require a SSL connection, port 587
      • Requires Authentication is checked, and make sure you add your BlazerID to the Logon Username.

     

Mozilla Thunderbird first installation

  1. Open Mozilla Thunderbird.
  2. Add your First and Last name.
  3. Select and type in your alias@uab.edu in the Email Address field.
  4. Select and type your Password.
  5. Select Next and enter in your Incoming and Outgoing servers, select IMAP for Incoming.
    1. Incoming mail server: Mail.ad.uab.edu. Port 993, SSL: SSL, and NTLM
    2. Outgoing mail server: Relay.ad.uab.edu, Port 587, SSL: StartTTLS, and NTLM

If you use Mozilla Thunderbird, please use the Manual configuration option. We have found that Mozilla uses the wrong settings when it automatically searches for the settings.

Last modified on September 28, 2012