These steps have been tested with Thunderbird 3.
When opening Thunderbird for the first time, you should be greeted by the New Account Setup wizard.
If the setup wizard doesn't open automatically, select Edit
and then Account Settings from the main menubar
(in some versions of Thunderbird, select Tools and then Account Settings).
Select Add Mail Account from the Account Actions drop-down menu.
Enter your name, e-mail address, and password. Click the Continue button.
Click the Stop button.
Enter mail.physics.ucla.edu in the Incoming textbox and select IMAP from the Incoming drop-down menu.
Enter port 993 and select SSL/TLS.
Click the Manual Setup button.
Select Outgoing Server (SMTP) and click the Edit button.
The Server Name is smtp.physics.ucla.edu and the Port is 465.
Check the Use name and password checkbox.
Enter your username. Select SSL/TLS from the Connection security drop-down menu.
Click the OK button. Click the OK button again.
Click the Get Mail button.
If prompted, enter your password. Choose whether you want Thunderbird to remember your password and click the OK button.
- When sending mail, you may be prompted to enter your password again.
Choose whether you want Thunderbird to remember your password and click the OK button.