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Read Gmail Messages on Mozilla Thunderbird

The following instructions are for those who wish to access their Ryerson Gmail through a Thunderbird client with IMAP. These instructions are for Thunderbird 60. For Thunderbird support, please visit the help page, external link, opens in new window.

By following the steps below, and using the settings provided, you will get access to your email.

When opening up thunderbird for the first time, click Set as Default.


Screenshot of Thunderbird Settings

On receiving 'Welcome to Thunderbird' screen, click on Skip this and use my existing email.

Screenshot of Welcome to Thunderbird Screen

Enter your name, email address, password and click Continue.

Screenshot of Mail Account Setup

Next you will see Mail Account Setup screen where you will see the manual setting fields.

Screenshot of Mail Account Setup Screen

In the above screen, you will have to manually change the following fields:

Incoming: IMAP
Server host name:
Port: 993
Authentication: Normal Password

Server host name:
Port: 465
Authentication: Normal Password

Username: (for both Incoming and Outgoing)
(use your own my.ryerson username. demo04 is only used as an example)

Screenshot of Mail Account Setup Screen

Click Re-Test. After re-testing it once, change the authentication from Normal Password to OAuth2 and press Done.

Screenshot of Mail Account Setup Screen 

Next you will see the Ryerson authentication page. Please use your my.ryerson username and password to login.

Thunderbird login with two factor authentication

 If instead of the Ryerson authenication page, you reach a page that says "we have detected that cookies are disabled in your browser." To enable cookies in the Thunderbird browser, go to the Options menu>Privacy tab.  Check off the setting "Accept cookies from sites".

Next, you will see the sync screen, click Allow.

You have now setup your Ryerson Account.

You can check Google’s  recommended client settings, external link, and adjust your client's settings as needed.

Screenshot of Mozilla Thunderbird Sync Screen

Add Another Account to Mozilla Thunderbird

1. Click Local Folders on the left side of the screen.

Screenshot of Local Folders in Thunderbird Mail

1. Click Email (under Accounts > Create a new account) and to set it up repeat the above mentioned section 'Setting up Thunderbird client using IMAP'.