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  • Operation System: Microsoft Windows 7 or a newer Windows version
  • E-Mail Client: Mozilla Thunderbird 45 or newer
  • You own an e-mail account in the Exchange System of the Jade University

First Start of Thunderbird After the Installation

During the first start after installation, the assistant for the set-up of the Exchange account starts. Select the point Überspringen und meine existierende E-Mail-Adresse verwenden (ENG: „Skip and use existing e-mail-address“).

Setting Up A New E-Mail Account

Basic Account Set-Up

After having made the respective selection on the first page, basic information are requested for the e-mail account that is being set up.

To begin, type in your name and the e-mail-address of your Exchange account into the according input boxes.

Type in your password, which you use to log into your Exchange account.

After input / confirmation (Button: Weiter [ENG: „Next“]) of the information, the assistant searches online for the server settings of the e-mail account.

The assistant is not capable of recognising all settings correctly. This is why you need to correct them by clicking on the button Manuell bearbeiten (ENG: „Edit manually“).

The following details are to be adapted accordingly:

  1. Inbox-Server:
    • Type: IMAP
    • Server-Address:
    • Port: 143
    • Authentification: Password, normal

  2. Outbox-Server:
    • Type: SMTP
    • Server-Address:
    • Port: 587
    • Authentification: Password, normal

  3. Username (PC-login) in the form (e.g.

After having confirmed these with Fertig (ENG: „Done“), Thunderbird opens the set up e-mail account.

For an optimal use of the e-mail functions, some further settings need to be made.

Account-Settings for the Storage of Deleted, Respectively Sent E-Mails and Drafts

With the right mouse button, click on your account, go to the context-menu and select Einstellungen (ENG: „Settings“).

In the window Konto-Einstellungen (ENG: „Account Settings“), change the area of options:
Server-Einstellungen (ENG: „Server Settings“)

If necessary, correct the option
Beim Löschen einer Nachricht: (ENG: „When deleting a message“),

go to settings
In diesen Ordner verschieben: (ENG: „Shift to this folder“)

and select the folder
Gelöschte Elemente
(ENG: „Deleted Items“) from your inbox

Next, change the area of options:
Kopien & Ordner (ENG: „Copies and Folders“)

There, the options should be adapted as in the following:

  1. Beim Senden von Nachrichten automatisch (ENG: „Automatically, when sending a message“)
    Activate the option:
    Eine Kopie speichern unter: (ENG: „Save a copy under“)

    make the selection
    Anderer Ordner: (ENG: „Different Folder“)

    and select the folder
    Gesendete Elemente (ENG: „Sent Items“)
    from your inbox.

  2. Message Archive (optional)
    deactivate the option:
    Archiv speichern unter: (ENG: “Save archive under”).

  3. Entwürfe und Vorlagen (ENG: “Drafts and Templates”)
    For the option:
    Entwürfe speichern unter: (ENG: “Save drafts under”)

    make the selection
    Anderer Ordner: (ENG: “Different Folder”)

    and select the folder
    Entwürfe (ENG: “Drafts”)
    from your inbox.

    For the option:
    Vorlagen speichern unter: (ENG: “Save templates under”)\\, you can adjust these settings, too.

Subscribing to IMAP-Folders out of the Inbox

If you miss individual folders in your list of folders, it might be the case that they still need to be subscribed to.

To do so, click on your inbox with the right mouse button and select the point Abonnieren (ENG: “Subscribe”) in the context menu.

In the window Abonnieren, activate the missing folders in your list and then click on Abonnieren.

For the list to be pictured in Thunderbird, just finish by clicking on OK.

Intallation and Set-Up of Calendar- and Address Book Functions

The add-on, which is used in the following instructions, is not an official component of Mozilla Thunderbird or the Microsoft Exchange System. The frequent Microsoft or Thunderbird updates do not guarantee for permanent functionality or safety. The setup underlies one's own responsibility. There is no support offered for this.


  • Thunderbird 38 or higher, because the necessary Lightning add-on is integrated since Thunderbird 38

  • Version 3.9 or higher of the “Exchange EWS Provider” add-on
    The .xpi-file, which is needed for the installation, can be found ready to be downloaded here.

Installation of the Add-On

  1. Download the .xpi-file of the add-on onto your hard drive
  2. Open the Thunderbird application menu , then open Add-ons
  3. In the Add-on-Manager, click on the rack-wheel, open the point Add-on aus Datei installieren.. (ENG: “Install add-on out of the file”) and select the already downloaded .xpi-file for intallation
  4. After the installation, Thunderbird needs to be restarted

Setting Up the Exchange Calendar

First, click on your inbox, then go to Konten (ENG: “Accounts”) and Einen neuen Kalender erstellen (ENG: “Create a new calendar”).

The assistant Einen neuen Kalender erstellen is opened. There, you select Im Netzwerk (ENG: “In the network”) as the type of calendar. Now click on Weiter (ENG: “Next”).

As the format of the external calendar, you choose Microsoft Exchange 2007/2010/2013 and click Weiter.

Next, you can define the name and the colour of the calendar. To finish this step, click Weiter.

In the window Exchange / Windows-AD-Einstellungen (ENG: “Exchange / Windows-AD-Settings”), select Hosted Exchange as the Exchange type.

When getting to the details, activate the Exchange Autodiscovery Function and type in the following information:

Inbox name:
The email-address of your Exchange account

Type in the username (PC-login) in the form (e.g.

Then, click Autodiscovery ausführen (ENG: “Execute autodiscovery”).

Next, you can define the name and the colour of the calendar. Conclude with clicking Weiter.


en/tp/email/clients/mozilla-thunderbird.txt · Last modified: 2021/07/05 12:40 by gu1111