Client Configuration

All resources and self-help articles assume the use of Outlook on the Web, Windows or Mac for accessing W-Exchange. Students, faculty and staff are welcome to use a different email client, but the OIT Help Desk will be unable to provide assistance beyond account setup. 


Mac Mail

  1. Open Mail.
  2. From the Mail menu, choose Preferences, then click Accounts.
  3. Click the plus sign (+) to add an account. 
  4. Select Exchange from the list of account types, then click Continue.
  5. Enter your name, and password. In the email address field, enter your and then click Continue.
  6. Features such as contacts and calendars can also be used with Exchange. Select the options you want to use, then click Continue.

Mozilla Thunderbird

  1. Open Mozilla Thunderbird. The Mail Account Setup dialog box will open the first time that you open Thunderbird. If the Mail Account Setup dialog box doesn't open, click the Thunderbird Menu and select Options > Account Settings.
  2. On the Account Settings page, under Account Actions, click Add Mail Account.
  3. Enter your name as you would like it to appear on the "From" line in your outgoing messages, email address and Bronco NetID password.
  4. Click Continue if you're using a Windows computer or click Next if you're using a Mac.
  5. Click the Manual config button.
  6. Use the IMAP Settings listed below to finish the account configuration. In the Username field, be sure to enter your (not your email address). Click OK
  7. Click the Re-test button. If no errors are displayed, click the Done button.
  8. Click the OK button on the Account Settings page to complete the setup.

To select additional email folders to synchronize with Thunderbird, right-click on Inbox located under the account name on the left pane and click Subscribe... Choose the folders you would like to subscribe to and click OK

imap Settings

Incoming Server Settings

  • Type: IMAP
  • Server:
  • Encryption: SSL
  • Port: 993
  • Username: [your (not your email address)]
  • Password: [your Bronco NetID password]


  • Type: SMTP
  • Server:
  • Encryption: TLS or STARTTLS
  • Port: 587
  • Username: [your (not your email address)]
  • Password: [your Bronco NetID password]


  • Server:
  • Username: [your (not your email address)]
  • Password: [your Bronco NetID password]