The University of Western Australia

Configure Thunderbird on Windows for student email

Further information

  • Pheme

Check IMAP is enabled

  1. Sign in to your UWA Student Email via the webmail.
  2. Click on the cog icon at the top right corner of the mailbox and choose 'Settings' from the drop down menu.
  3. Click 'Forwarding and POP/IMAP'.
    IMAP is enabled
  4. Select 'Enable IMAP'.
  5. Select 'Save Changes'.
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Enabling Less Secure Apps

Before setting up your email program you will need to enable 'Less Secure Apps' using the following steps:

  1. Sign in to your UWA Student Email via the webmail.
  2. Go to the 'Less secure apps' settings page. Please note that this link will take you to an external website.
  3. Select the 'Turn on' radio button.

While some desktop clients don't follow all modern security standards, the risk is minimal when you are a savvy internet user. Please contact BYOD for further information.

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Configuring Thunderbird

Step one

Open Thunderbird.

On the left hand side select 'Local Folders' and then click Create a new account: Email.

Step 1.1

In the new pop-up click 'Skip this and use my existing email'.

Step 1.2

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Step two

Enter the following details:

Step 2

  • Your Name: The name you want to appear on emails that you send.
  • E-mail Address: Your UWA Student Email address (ie. [email protected])
  • Password: Your Pheme password.

Click 'Continue'

Then click on the 'Manual config' button.

Step 2.1

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Step three

From the 'Incoming' drop down menu, select 'IMAP'.

Enter the following details:

Step 3.1

  • Incoming Server Hostname:
  • Incoming Port: 993
  • Outgoing Server Hostname:
  • Outgoing Port: 465
  • From both SSL drop down menus, select 'SSL/TLS'.
  • From both Authentication drop down menus, select 'Normal password'.

Click 'Done'.

Your email will now start downloading.

To get to your email click 'Inbox' from the left hand column.

Step 3.2


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