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Eudora to Thunderbird 2 IMAP Conversion

Added by LAURA NICOLE MASSARO KAUFFMAN , last edited by Ryan Thomas Johnson on Jan 12, 2011 13:34


Eudora to Thunderbird 2 IMAP Conversion

Step 1: Download & install Thunderbird 2.

  1. Learn about IMAP and Apply for an account at Penn State at the following URL:  http://aset.its.psu.edu/accounts/imap.html
  2. Verify that you have an IMAP account:
    1. Go to https://webmail.psu.edu/.
    2. Click Login to WebMail. (You may have to authenticate with your Access Account.)  The following message should appear if IMAP was requested: “Our records indicate that you have elected to use the IMAP e-mail service.”
    3. Close the WebMail window.
  3. Make sure any old Thunderbird installations are uninstalled and old profiles are removed.
  4. Go to http://www.mozilla.com.
  5. Click the Thunderbird icon.
  6. Click Other Systems and Languages (upper right-hand corner).
  7. Click the Thunderbird 2 link
    1. For PCs:
      1. Click the win32/ folder.
      2. Click the en-US/ folder.
      3. Double click Thunderbird Setup 2.0.0.23.exe.
    2. For Macs:
      1. Click the mac/ folder.
      2. Click the en-US/ folder.
      3. Double click Thunderbird Setup .dmg (the top .dmg option).
  8. Click Save File.
  9. The download should begin. (You may be prompted for a save location.) If not, click the click here link.
  10. When the download is complete, check your save location (Desktop, My Documents, My Downloads, etc.) for a Thunderbird Setup .exe file. Click on it and select Run to begin the Mozilla Thunderbird Setup wizard.
  11. On the welcome screen of the Mozilla Thunderbird Setup wizard, click Next >.
  12. On the next screen, click I accept the terms in the License Agreement radio button and click Next >.
  13. Keep the Standard radio button selected and click Next >. Thunderbird will begin to install.
  14. On the final screen, select the Launch Mozilla Thunderbird now checkbox and click Finish. Thunderbird will either open with an Import Wizard or a Default Client dialog.
  15. If the Default Client dialog appears, skip to Step 3, otherwise continue.
  16. On the Import Wizard, select Eudora, and click Next >.
  17. When the Import Wizard has finished, you will get a list of items it was able to import from Eudora. Click the Finish button to exit this wizard. If import was successful skip to Step 2, #5.
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Step 2: Set up your IMAP account.

  1. The first time Thunderbird launches a Default Client dialog will appear. Check the Email, as well as any other application for which you would like Thunderbird to be your new default, and then click OK.
  2. In Thunderbird, go to Tools→Account Settings…, click the Add Account button and choose the Email account option, then click Continue.
  3. For each identity, enter the following as needed, clicking Continue as you go:
    1. Your name: Your name, as in John Smith
    2. Email address: Your @psu Address, as in abc123@psu.edu
    3. Select the type of incoming server you are using: IMAP
    4. Incoming server: email.psu.edu
    5. Incoming User Name: Your Access ID, as in abc123
    6. Account Name: PSU IMAP
  4. Click Done.
  5. Go to Tools→Account Settings, click on the Advanced... button and select the following:
    1. When downloading pop mail for this server, use the following server for new mail: Inbox for this Server’s Account
    2. Include this server when getting new mail: Check
  6. Click OK.
  7. Go to Tools→Account Settings… and select your PSU IMAP account.
  8. If you use signatures and/or vCards, verify that the information was imported correctly.
  9. Under PSU IMAP, click Server Settings and verify the following:
    1. Port: 993
    2. Use Secure connection: SSL
    3. Use secure authentication: Uncheck
    4. Check for new messages at startup: Check
    5. Check for new messages every 5 minutes: Check
  10. Click on the Advanced… button. Set the following in the dialog box that appears:
    1. IMAP server directory: ~/mail
    2. Server supports folders that contain subfolders and messages: Uncheck
    3. Click OK.
  11. Click on Copies and Folders.
  12. Check settings and adjust as necessary.
  13. Click on Junk Settings:
    1. Enable Adaptive junk controls for this account: Check
    2. Do not mark mail as junk if the sender is in: Personal Address Book
    3. Move junk Messages to: Check (Then select your Junk folder from the drop-down.)
  14. Click on Outgoing Server (SMTP). You will have a list of one or more outgoing servers, with one marked as "(Default)".
  15. Find the outgoing server marked psu.edu and click the Edit... button. A Settings dialog box will open. Verify the following:
    1. Description: PSU
    2. Server Name: authsmtp.psu.edu
    3. Port: 587
    4. Use Name and Password: Check
    5. User Name: Your Access Account, as in abc123
    6. Use Secure Connection: TLS, if Available
  16. Click OK.
  17. Click OK.
  18. Close out Thunderbird and restart.
  19. Send a message with the subject "Did you get this?" to yourself to check your email settings. If you do not get it back within 20 minutes, contact I-Tech for help.

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Step 3: Set up your Thunderbird Address Books.

  1. Click the Address Book button.
  2. Choose File→New→LDAP Directory...
  3. When the Directory Server Properties dialog opens, enter the following:
    1. Name: UL Directory
    2. Hostname: ldap.libraries.psu.edu
    3. BaseDN: ou=people,dc=psu,dc=edu
    4. Port number: 389
  4. Click OK to close the add directory window.
  5. Choose File→New→LDAP Directory...
  6. When the Directory Server Properties dialog opens, enter the following:
    1. Name: PSU Directory
    2. Hostname: ldap.psu.edu
    3. BaseDN: dc=psu,dc=edu
    4. Port number: 389
  7. Click OK to close the add directory window.
  8. Select Tools→Account Settings…→Composition & Addressing:
    1. Check Automatically quote the original message when replying and then choose start my reply above the quote.
    2. When looking up addresses: Use my local LDAP server preferences for this account
  9. Click OK.
  10. Go to Tools→Options…→Composition.
    1. Click the General tab. Under Forward message, choose Inline.
    2. Click the Addressing tab. Check Directory Server, and select the directory you created for PSU Directory.
    3. Click Privacy→Junk.
    4. When I mark messages as junk: Move them to the account’s junk folder.
    5. Click the Antivirus tab, check allow anti-virus clients to quarantine individual incoming messages.
  11. Click OK. Close out and restart Thunderbird.

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Step 4: Stop checking Thunderbird POP mail.

  1. In Thunderbird, Tools→Account Settings… Verify your account settings in the Account Settings dialog box that appears.
  2. Click on your Eudora Settings (POP) account, and change the Account Name to PSUPOP.
  3. Click on Server Settings to set the following:
    1. Email Address: Your @psu Address, as in abc123@psu.edu
    2. Reply-to Address (Optional): Your @psu Address, as in abc123@psu.edu
    3. Outgoing Server (SMTP): Use Default Server
    4. Check for new mail at startup: Uncheck
    5. Check mail every __ minutes: Uncheck
  4. Click the Advanced… tab. The Advanced Account Settings dialog appears.
  5. Include this server when getting new mail: Uncheck
  6. Click OK.
  7. Click OK.

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Step 5: Move POP Mail to IMAP

  1. For each folder in PSU POP account, do the following:
  2. Right click your PSU IMAP account and choose New folder... A dialog box will appear.
  3. Give the folder the same name it had on your POP account.
  4. Determine if the original POP folder had subfolders in it.
    1. For folders with messages only, do the following:
      1. Choose allow your new folder to contain: Messages only.
      2. Click OK.
      3. Select the POP folder. Highlight all the messages inside the POP folder and drag them into your new IMAP folder.
    2. For folders that contain other folders, do the following:
      1. Choose allow your new folder to contain: Folders only.
      2. Click OK.
      3. For each subfolder, right click this folder and create subfolders under this new folder using these instructions.

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Step 6: Delete your Thunderbird POP account.

  1. In Thunderbird, go to Tools→Account Settings… and select your PSU POP account.
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    Do not select Local Settings or PSU IMAP.

  2. When you are sure you are selecting the correct account, click the Remove Account button.

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