Mail client settings

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Mozilla Thunderbird

Tips and trick for the Mozilla Thunderbird mail client.

Adding the Nikhef address book to Thunderbird:

Instructions Images
Open Thunderbird and click on 'Address Book' ThunderBird Address Book Step 1.png
Click on 'Tools' and then on 'Preferences' ThunderBird Address Book Step 2.png
Under 'Addressing', tick the box next to 'Directory Server' and click on 'Edit Directories...' ThunderBird Address Book Step 3.png
In the window that pops up, click on 'add' ThunderBird Address Book Step 4.png
A new window named 'New LDAP Directory' should pop up. Enter the following information and click on 'OK' twice:


Name: Nikhef Address Book

Hostname: ldap.nikhef.nl

Base DN: dc=farmnet,dc=nikhef,dc=nl

Port number: 636

Bind DN: <leave empty>

Use secure connection (SSL): Yes

ThunderBird Address Book Step 5-2.png
Click on the dropdownmenu next to 'Directory Server' and click on your newly added 'Nikhef Address Book' ThunderBird Address Book Step 6.png
You're done.

Restart Thunderbird and next time you compose a new e-mail and type in (part of) an address, you may be prompted for your password. After entering your password you will get address book suggestions. Tick the box to save your password and prevent getting repeatedly prompted for it again.

ThunderBird Address Book Step 7.png

IMAP Mail server

IMAP hostname/port:

hostname: imap.nikhef.nl, imaps.nikhef.nl
port:     993 / SSL

Thunderbird:

Tools->Account Settings->Server Settings
IMAP mail server:       imap.nikhef.nl
Connection Security:    SSL/TLS  (port 993)
Go to: Advanced:
IMAP server directory:  make it empty


PINE:

Note: We are solving some certificate issues, for now use (al)pine on login2.nikhef.nl

Modify the file ~/.pinerc in your home directory accordingly to connect PINE to the imap server:

inbox-path={imap.nikhef.nl/ssl}inbox
folder-collections={imap.nikhef.nl/ssl}[]
default-fcc={imap.nikhef.nl/ssl}sent-mail

Outgoing mail server

Hostname/port:

Hostname: mail.nikhef.nl, smtp.nikhef.nl, smtps.nikhef.nl
Port:     465 / SSL


Thunderbird External connections, authenticated (use mail.nikhef.nl to send mail to somewhere else):

Use name and password:     Yes
User name:                 your Nikhef account name (without @nikhef.nl)
Use secure connection:     SSL (port 465)


Tip: use the external connection settings on your laptop, these are valid for internal use as well.

Configure Nikhef mail on Android

Below are instructions for setting up email on your Android-device. These instructions are based on the (opensource) K-9 Mail app for Anrdoid.

Instructions Images
Go to the Google Play Store and search for 'K-9 Mail' and install it. Or, if you visit this page on your phone you can click here [1] for a direct link.
AndroidK9-1.jpg
In the next screen give the app the the necessary authorizations.
AndroidK9-2.jpg
Enter your Nikhef email address with the corresponding password in this screen.
AndroidK9-3.jpg
Select the 'IMAP' option in this screen.
AndroidK9-4.jpg
In this screen, check whether your Nikhef-username has been entered correctly. If not, make sure it is correct before proceeding.
AndroidK9-5.jpg
Also in this next screen, check whether your Nikhef-username has been entered correctly. If not, make sure it is correct before proceeding.
AndroidK9-6.jpg
Now you will see some options regarding the retrieval of mail. Adjust these to your own taste or continue with the default settings.
AndroidK9-7.jpg
The installation is complete. Fill in the details and you can use the app.
AndroidK9-8.jpg