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Configuring Thunderbird for MFA

  1. Make sure you are using Thunderbird 78 or later.  You can download it from here.
  2. Go to Account Settings.  (Tools, Account Settings)
  3. Under Account Actions, choose Add Mail Account.
  4. Fill in the fields, using your ANL address in the Email address field.
  5. Leave the password field blank. Click Configure Manually, then click Advanced Config.
  6. On the Server Settings page:
    1. Server Name: outlook.office365.com
    2. Port: 993
    3. Username: <your anl.gov address>
    4. Connection Security: SSL/TLS
    5. Authentication method: Oauth2
  7. Click Outgoing Server
    1. Server Name smtp.office365.com
    2. Port: 587
    3. Connection Security: STARTTLS
    4. Authentication method: Oauth2
    5. Username: <your anl.gov address>
  8. Close the window and get mail.

If you want to sync your Outlook calendar:

  1. Install the TB Sync plugin and Provider for Exchange ActiveSync
  2. Depending on the operating system you use, find the menu option Synchronization Settings (TBSync)
  3. Choose Account Actions, Add New Account, Exchange Activesync
  4. Choose Office 365.  Enter a descriptive name (for example, “Argonne”) and your @anl.gov email address.
  5. After authentication, it will ask for permissions on your account.  Once granted, it will start collecting your calendars.
  6. Select the calendars you want to sync.
  7. Choose a synchronization period in the box at the bottom of the window.
  8. Click Synchronize now.
  9. Close the window.  You’re done.
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