Head blueLogoText.gif NCF HelpWiki
Help | StartPage

Difference between revisions of "Thunderbird Setup: Email Account and Email Alias"

From Support
Jump to: navigation, search
Line 3: Line 3:
 
== Overview ==
 
== Overview ==
  
Before you can use an email alias in Thunderbird, your must [[Email Alias|create an email alias]] in your NCF account.
+
An NCF [[Email Alias]] allowws the recipients of your emails to reply to your alias instead to your NCF ID.  You can be Tom, Dick or Harriet instead xy123.
  
You must [[Thunderbird Setup: Email Account and Email Alias#Connecting to Your NCF Email Account|set up an an email account]] in Thunderbird that uses your NCF user ID.
+
To set up an email alias in Thunderbird you must
 +
* [[Thunderbird Setup: Email Account and Email Alias#Connecting to Your NCF Email Account|have an NCF email account]]
 +
* Have an NCF [[Email Alias]]
  
Then you can set up a Thunderbird identity using that account and your email alias.
+
With both an NCF email account and an NCF email alias, your can set Thunderbird to
 
+
* [[Thunderbird Setup: Email Account and Email Alias#Connecting to Your NCF Email Account|use your NCF email account]], and
When you have done this and when you use the new Identity, Thunderbird can send email address from your email alias (alias@ncf.ca) instead of your NCF user ID (aa999@ncf.ca).
+
* [[Thunderbird Setup: Email Account and Email Alias#Getting Thunderbird to Use Your Email Alias||send mail in the name of your email alais]]
  
 
== Connecting to Your NCF Email Account ==
 
== Connecting to Your NCF Email Account ==

Revision as of 17:27, 16 June 2017

In Development, not ready yet

Overview

An NCF Email Alias allowws the recipients of your emails to reply to your alias instead to your NCF ID. You can be Tom, Dick or Harriet instead xy123.

To set up an email alias in Thunderbird you must

With both an NCF email account and an NCF email alias, your can set Thunderbird to

Connecting to Your NCF Email Account


Use the Thunderbird menu to get to the Account Settings page:
Options-AccountSettings.PNG

In the lower left of the Accounts Settings page, click on the "Account Settings" button, then click on "Add Mail Account" to get a Mail Account Setup page:
AddAccount.PNG

In the Mail Account Setup page, enter your name, your NCF email address, and your NCF account password. You must use your NCF ID and not your NCF email alias because Thunderbird uses this information to log in to your email account. After entering your information, click on the "Continue" button.

After you click on the "Continue" button, the Mail Account Setup page will show some configuration information, which will normally be correct. Click on the "Don" button to complete the email account setup. ConnectToNcf.PNG

Getting Thunderbird to Use Your Email Alias


Use the Thunderbird menu to get to the Account Settings page:

On the Account Settings page, choose your NCF email account on the left side and then click on the lower right to get an "Identities" dialog for that account. Options-AccountSettings.PNG

In the "Identities" dialog, eaither click on the "Add" butto to create a new identity or click on the "Edit" button to modify an existing identity. Either button will give you an "Identity Settings" page.
ManageIdentities.PNG


In the email address "Identity Settings" page, change your NCF user ID to your NCF Email Alias. The "@ncf.ca" must remain unchanged. You can leave the "Reply-To" address blank (the usual practice) or change it to any email address that you want. If you have a "Reply-To" address, answers to your email address will go there instead of to your NCF email.
IdentitySettings.PNG