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Below are the steps to set up your Office 365 Education email in the Thunderbird client version 24.4.0. This process will require your Office 365 Education username password. This username and password is the same as your username and password. 

Step-by-step guide

  1. After downloading and installing Thunderbird to your computer, open the program.
  2. Enter your information into the following fields and click Continue.
    1. Your name: Your First and Last Name. This is what will be shown for the sender on your outgoing emails.
    2. Email address: your Missouri State email address.
    3. Password: your BearPass Login Password.

  3. On the next screen, click Manual Config.

  4. At this screen we will have to change several settings:

    1. Incoming: IMAP

    2. Server hostname:

    3. Port: 993

    4. SSL: SSL/TLS

    5. Authentication: Normal password

    6. Outgoing: SMTP
    7. Server hostname:
    8. Port: 587
    10. Authentication: Normal password
    11. Username (for both Incoming and Outgoing): ( for faculty/staff or for students)

    The username is different from your email address. It will be your BearPass Login username or

  5. Click Re-test to test for errors. If there are any errors, the setup will not allow you to proceed.
  6. Finally, click Done. Thunderbird will test your password and begin syncing with your Office 365 Education account.  


For questions or comments, contact the Computer Services Help Desk