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Eudora to Thunderbird 2 POP Conversion

Added by LAURA NICOLE MASSARO KAUFFMAN , last edited by LAURA NICOLE MASSARO KAUFFMAN on May 20, 2010 15:22


Eudora to Thunderbird 2 POP Conversion

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Step 1: Download & Install Thunderbird 2.

  1. Make sure any old Thunderbird installations are uninstalled and old profiles are removed.
  2. Go to http://www.mozilla.com.
  3. Click the Thunderbird icon.
  4. Click Other Systems and Languages in upper right-hand corner.
  5. 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).
  6. Click Save File.
  7. The download should begin.  (You may be prompted for a save location.)  If not, click the click here link.
  8. When the download is complete, check your save location (Desktop, Downloads, etc.) for a Thunderbird Setup .exe file.  Click on it and select Run to begin the Mozilla Thunderbird Setup wizard.
  9. On the welcome screen of the Mozilla Thunderbird Setup wizard, click Next >.
  10. On the next screen, click I accept the terms in the License Agreement radio button and click Next >.
  11. Keep the Standard radio button selected and click Next >.  Thunderbird will begin to install.
  12. 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.
  13. If the Default Client dialog appears, skip to Step 2, otherwise continue.
  14. On the Import Wizard, select Eudora, and click Next >.
  15. 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.  Now skip to Step 2, #5.

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Step 2: Set up your POP account.

  1. The first time Thunderbird launches a Default Client dialog will appear.  Check the E-mail, 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 ToolsAccount Settings…, click Add Account and choose the Email account option, then click Continue.
  3. 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: POP.    
    4. Incoming server: email.psu.edu
    5. Incoming User Name: Your Access ID, as in abc123
    6. Account name: PSU POP
  4. Click Done.
  5. For each identity, do the following:
  6. Go to ToolsAccount 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
  7. Click OK.
  8. Go to ToolsAccount Settings…  Verify your account settings in the Account Settings dialog box that appears.
    1. Click on Server Settings to set the following:
    2. Check mail every 5 minutes: Check
    3. If you use signatures and/or vCards, verify that the information was imported correctly. (Otherwise, view support documentation to recreate these in Thunderbird.)
    4. Click “automatically download new messages”.
    5. Click your account's Server Settings.  (You may need to expand the account by clicking the plus sign or arrow beside your account name.)
    6. Server Type: POP Mail Server
    7. Server Name: email.psu.edu
    8. Port: 995*
    9. Use Secure Connection: SSL*
    10. Use Secure Authentication: Unchecked
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      * For psulias email identities, keep the default settings (Port 110; TLS, if available).

  9. Click on Copies and Folders
  10. Check settings and adjust as necessary (default folders should be set to PSU POP account).
  11. 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 local Junk folder. From the drop-down.)
  12. Click on Outgoing Server (SMTP), located on the bottom left-hand side of box. You will have a list of one or more outgoing servers, with one marked as "(Default)".
  13. Find the outgoing server marked "psu.edu" and click the Edit... button.  A Settingsdialog 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
  14. Click OK.
  15. Click OK.
  16. Close out Thunderbird and restart.
  17. 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.