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If the pop-up did not come up, or this is not your first mailbox; it is possible to click the Email button (highlighted in blue) under the "Set Up Another Account" section:
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If the pop-up did not come up, or this is not your first mailbox; it is possible to click the Email button (highlighted in blue in the screenshot below) under the "Set Up Another Account" section:
 
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Notice, the button "Configure manually..." on the bottom left has become clickable. When this button is clicked, the pop-up should look like this:
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Notice, the button "Configure manually..." on the bottom left has become clickable (as seen on the above screenshot). When this button is clicked, the pop-up should look like this:
 
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The "Re-test" button on the bottom right is used to validate the settings. When pressed, the pop-up should look like this:
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The "Re-test" button on the bottom right of the following screenshot is used to validate the settings. When pressed, the pop-up should look like this:
  
 
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If this test succeeds, the pop-up can be closed by pressing the "Done" button on the bottom right. When the pop-up closes, a mailbox should be added to the left side of the main Thunderbird window. After this first setup, the mailbox should synchronize automatically.
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If this test succeeds, the pop-up can be closed by pressing the "Done" button on the bottom right of the previous screenshot. When the pop-up closes, a mailbox should be added to the left side of the main Thunderbird window. By clicking on the inbox tab, the emails should load in (as seen in the last screenshot). After this first setup, the mailbox should synchronize automatically.
 
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Revision as of 16:44, 1 December 2021

When you create a ULYSSIS account, you get an email address: username@ulyssis.org. It is possible to check this mailbox via https://webmail.ulyssis.org. However, it is far more convenient and efficient to use a standalone email client. This article will explain the process of adding a mailbox to the Thunderbird client. Do note: this article is written for users who opted for a ULYSSIS mailbox. not for users who opted for a forwarded email address.

Thunderbird

Thunderbird is a free and open-source email client made by Mozilla. It is available for download at https://thunderbird.net. The installation process is fairly easy and thus will not be covered in this article.

Adding a ULYSSIS mailbox to Thunderbird

If this is the first mailbox being added to Thunderbird, the following pop-up should come up:

First Open TB.png

If the pop-up did not come up, or this is not your first mailbox; it is possible to click the Email button (highlighted in blue in the screenshot below) under the "Set Up Another Account" section:

New Mailbox.png

Once the pop-up is present, it becomes possible to dial in the settings for a mailbox. The first step is to fill in the Email adress field:

Fill in email.png

Notice, the button "Configure manually..." on the bottom left has become clickable (as seen on the above screenshot). When this button is clicked, the pop-up should look like this:

Click Configure Manually.png

Now, fill in the information as follows:

Fill advanced.png
Manual settings
INCOMING OUTGOING
Protocol: IMAP SMTP
Server: mail.ulyssis.org smtps.kuleuven.be
Port: 993 443
SSL: SSL/TLS SSL/TLS
Authentication: Autodetect Autodetect
Username: ULYSSIS-username r-number


Noticenotice

The ports used to configure a ULYSSIS mailbox, are not automatically recognized by Thunderbird. This means they should be entered manually instead of using the drop-down.


The "Re-test" button on the bottom right of the following screenshot is used to validate the settings. When pressed, the pop-up should look like this:

After Clicking Retest GOOD.png

If this test succeeds, the pop-up can be closed by pressing the "Done" button on the bottom right of the previous screenshot. When the pop-up closes, a mailbox should be added to the left side of the main Thunderbird window. By clicking on the inbox tab, the emails should load in (as seen in the last screenshot). After this first setup, the mailbox should synchronize automatically.

After Clicking GetMessages.png