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PSU Google Mail FAQ
Thunderbird on Tier 3: Adding PSU Google Mail Account Print
Written by callons   
Tuesday, 22 October 2013

It should be noted, that while this document is specifically for setting up Thunderbird with your PSU Google mail, this first step is necessary when attempting to check your PSU mail with most external mail clients (Outlook, Pine, etc.).

Our first step is to enable your PSU Google account to communicate through IMAP. We'll click on the gear here on the right side of the screen and go to "Settings" in the drop-down that appears.

  Gear Menu

In the list of tabs that show up after clicking "Settings", click "Forwarding and POP/IMAP".

Forwarding and POP/IMAP Tab

Then, once here, click the bubble beside "Enable IMAP".

Enable IMAP

Now we're ready to set up Thunderbird to check your PSU Google Mail, or other mail client.In Thunderbird, you'll click "Tools", and then go down to "Account Settings".

Account Settings

Once there, we'll click "Account Actions" in the lower left hand corner, and click "Add Mail Account..."

Add Mail Account

At this next step, we finally configure your account. You'll need to enter your name and your PSU Google e-mail address. DO NOT ENTER YOUR PASSWORD YET. After doing this, we'll click "Continue".

Mail Account Setup

You'll notice it says it found a configuration on its database, but these configurations are wrong. We're going to click "Manual config".

Manual config

Change the settings in the highlighted box here to match the ones in this image, except replacing "bob" with your own ODIN username.


At this point, click "Done", and you're all set to go to check your PSU Google e-mail through Thunderbird.

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