Configuring Thunderbird For RCI Email

Set up Mozilla Thunderbird for RCI Email

  • Thunderbird Main Screen

    Thunderbird Main Screen
     

    Click on "Create a new account"

 
  • Account Creation

    Click on "Skip this and use my existing email" on the next prompt that appears.

 
  • Account Setup

    • Enter name as FirstName LastName
    • Enter email address as netid@rci.rutgers.edu
    • Enter password as the netid password.
 
  • Configure Server Settings

    Configure Server Settings
     

    Incoming Settings:

    • Make sure protocol is IMAP
    • Enter server hostname as rci.rutgers.edu.
    • Set the Port to 143
    • Set SSL to STARTTLS and Authentication to Normal password

    Outgoing Settings:

    • Enter server hostname as smtp.rutgers.edu
    • Set the Port to 587
    • Set SSL to STARTTLS and Authentication to Normal password
    • Set the Username to your netid

    Click Done and the account should be successfully set up.