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The following email client setup instructions will work unless your Internet Service Provider blocks outgoing email through outside mail servers - in this case you can use Webmail from home or change your outgoing server setting to the ISP's SMTP server (if available).

Download and Install Thunderbird Email Client

  • Windows 7 or Windows 8
    1. https://www.siumed.edu/ir/softwarelib/thunderbird.html
    2. Download and run the installer
    3. When you first run Thunderbird enter your Firstname and Lastname, email address and password, everything should be automatically set up for you.
  • Mac OS 10.8
    1. http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird
    2. Download and run the installer
    3. When you first run Thunderbird enter your Firstname and Lastname, email address and password, everything should be automatically set up for you.
  • Tips on Using Thunderbird Email Client
    1. The SIUMED mail server does not support the Trash folder.When you delete an email be "marked as deleted" with a red x or red circle. To totally erase the email go to File-->Compact Folders.
    2. Add a Size column to your list of messages for your Inbox and Sent folder. This will help you to see which messages are taking up most space on the server in case you go over your quota.

Backup and Restore Email Profiles

Email Virus/Spam Scanning and Filtering Instructions

Email Tips


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