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Configure Bulldog Mail for 3rd Party Clients

 

Before completing the following instructions, you will need to enable IMAP from your BulldogMail account.

To enable IMAP in BulldogMail:

  1. Go to http://bulldogmail.samford.edu and log in.
  2. Click Settings at the top of any Gmail page.
  3. Click Forwarding and POP/IMAP.
  4. Select Enable IMAP.
  5. Click Save Changes.

Once you have saved the changes, you can now open Thunderbird

 

 Thunderbird Click Tools.JPG 

 

 From within Thunderbird, click on Tools and then Account Settings 

 

 

 

 Thunderbird Account Settings.JPG 

 

Click Account Actions and Add Mail Account 

 

 

 

 Thunderbird Mail account setup.JPG 

 

 Enter your first and last name, email address, and password, then click Continue 

 

 

 

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 Thunderbird will attempt to autodetect your email account settings. Once this is complete, click Edit. 

Make sure that you use your full Samford email address as the username.

Enter in IMAP.gmail.com as the  incoming server name, and set the server type to IMAP. Set the port number to 993 and the authentication to STARTTLS.

Then click Create Account   

 

 

 

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 Click on Outgoing Server (SMTP) and then click Add.

 

 

 

 Thunderbird Outgoing server.JPG 

 

 Enter in a description for the outgoing server. Then enter the servername SMTP.gmail.com.

You will need to set the port number to 587. 

Check the box to Use name and password.  Then enter your full Samford email address as the username.

Set the connection security to STARTTLS.

Click OK.

Click OK on the Account Settings window.

Thunderbird should now begin downloading your email.

 


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