How Do I ... Setup Thunderbird 3.x


Email Account Setup

Launch Thunderbird

Click Create a new account


From the Mail Account Setup Enter Your name, Email address and Password Click Continue


It should auto negotiate the following settings


Click Create Account

Western Directory Setup

Click View settings for this account


From the Accounts Settings Click Composition & Addressing Click the radial button Use a different LDAP server: Click Edit Directories


From the LDAP Directory Servers
Click Add


From the Directory Server Properties Enter the following details;

    • Name: Western Directory
    • Hostname:
    • Base DN: dc=uwo, dc=ca

Click OK

directory settings

Click OK


Disclaimer: The provided instructions are for information purposes only. Neither The University of Western Ontario nor the Division of Information Technology Services assume any responsibility for loss of use or damage to a computer system (including any data or software contained within the computer system) which is the result (directly or indirectly) of the application of these instructions. Any problems, questions or concerns not addressed by these instructions should be directed to the vendor and/or the manufacturer and not to The University of Western Ontario or any of its employees or incumbents.

©2010, The University of Western Ontario. Permission is granted to copy in whole or in part provided that due credit is given to the authors, Information Technology Services, and The University of Western Ontario.

Western provides the best student experience among Canada's leading research-intensive universities.