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Installing and Setting up Thunderbird: Windows

How to download, install, and set-up Thunderbird on a Windows computer.


Installing and setting up Thunderbird from the UVM Software Archive

Go to:

You will be asked to enter your UVM NetID and Password (same username and password you use to login to your UVM email).

After you login you will be brought to a page where you can select your platform. You will want to click the “Microsoft Windows” link.

Now that you have selected your platform, you can scroll down to Thunderbird and click on the “Download Thunderbird Now” button.

After clicking the Download Thunderbird Now button, a dialog box will appear. Click “Save File”

When the download completes you can start the installation by double-clicking on the “UVM_Thunderbird_setup_17.0.6”

A box will appear asking you if you wish to run this application. Click the “Run” button.

The installation process will begin. A screen similar to the one below will appear, click the “Next” button.

Make sure “Standard” install is selected, then click the “Next” button.

The next screen is asking where you want to install the program. Leave these settings alone and click the “Install” button.

When the install completes a screen similar to the image below will appear. Click the “Finish” button.


Thunderbird: Account setup

The first time Thunderbird opens you will be asked to create a new account. The good news is, there is an option for an “UVM Email Account”

this automatically sets up the account to work with your UVM email address.

Select the “UVM Email Account” option, then click the “Next” button.

Your screen should look similar to the image below.

The next step requires you to enter “Your Name:” and “UVM NetID”

After entering your information, click the “Next” button. Be sure to use the “short form” of the netid in the second box (I used tsbartle, not Travis.Bartlett).

Check your settings to make sure you have entered your Name and NetID correctly.

The final step is to enter your password. Your screen should look similar to the image below.
Enter your UVM password in the password field, then click the “Ok” button.

You now have successfully setup your UVM Email account to work with Thunderbird. To set up the LDAP directory (to auto-populate UVM email addresses when composing email) see the article on Thunderbird and the UVM Directory.

If you are having problems or need further assistance contact the UVM Tech Team Support Line @ 802-656-2604