This document describes how to configure any of the Netscape based mail clients for use with the UF Astronomy Mail servers. The example images were captured from Mozilla mail, however the configuration for Thunderbird and Netscape mail should be nearly identical.If you are looking for help with configuring Thunderbird version 3, please see our new document on how to configure Thunderbird 3 for the Astronomy Mail System.
The departmental IMAP server supports encrypted communication over the IMAPS protocol, as well as authenticated email relaying through the SUBMISSION protocol. The advantage to using these protocols rather than the standard IMAP/SMTP protocol is that traveling users can send and receive email from anywhere in the world while ensuring the contents of their email is secure from prying eyes. This document describes the necessary steps on configuring an email client to use IMAPS and SUBMISSION.
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The first step is to bring up the Mozilla mail configuration screen by
choosing the mail envelope in the left toolbar.|
When you get to the "Mozilla Mail Accounts" screen select the option to
|Tell the New Account Wizard that you are configuring an
|This will bring up the |
After entering your email address, press the NEXT button.
|This screen will ask some basic information about the mail
We recommend using
Once you have entered this information, press the NEXT button.
|The next screen will ask you for your |
Please enter your userid here, then select the NEXT button.
|This next screen allows you to enter a profile identifier for this
account. You can use any string of text you choose, but our recommendation
is to enter your email address.|
Once you have entered a unique string, select the NEXT button.
|The basic configuration is now complete. However, we still need to
configure the email client to use IMAPS and SUBMISSION. You're almost
Go ahead and select the FINISH button and proceed to the next step.
|We now need to modify the settings for this account.|
Highlight the account name on the left screen, then click on the option
|Highlight the bar that reads |
Make sure that the option for
|Next highlight the option for |
Enable the option to
Set the option
Once the settings match this screen, click on the OK button.
When you check and send email, you may get a warning message regarding the self-signed certificate. The error message will probably say something like:
Selecting the option to