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Thunderbird Setup Instructions


Please download Mozilla Thunderbird from www.mozilla.com or go to our downloads page on this web site. Install Thunderbird and then follow the instructions below.


Step 1: Open Thunderbird. If this is the first time you are opening it, choose “Don’t import anything”, and then click next.


import wizard


Step 2: Select “E-mail account”, then click Next



account wizard



Step 3: Where it says Your Name: enter your full name and for E-mail Address:  NPCUID@newpaltz.edu. Then click Next.



Step 4: Make sure to select IMAP for the type of incoming mail server. Selecting POP could cause loss of mail.

For Incoming Server: Enter imap.newpaltz.edu
For Outgoing Server: Enter smtp.newpaltz.edu.

Then click Next.


server info


Step 5: Make sure that your NPCUID is entered where it says “Incoming User Name” and “Outgoing User Name” Then click next.


user name



Step 6: Enter an Account Name. You may leave the default or enter as shown below. Click Next.


account name


Step 7:  Click Finish.






You will need to enter a password when sending e-mails. You can set Thunderbird to remember your password.