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      • #2295893 Reply
        Nathan Parker
        AskWoody_MVP

        How can I add Microsoft 365/Exchange Online accounts to Thunderbird (Mac)? I have three accounts I need to add, two behind multi-factor authentication and one that just authenticates with a password.

        I primarily use Outlook (Mac) with Microsoft 365/Exchange, but I need to test these accounts on Thunderbird as well.

        Thanks!

        Nathan Parker

      • #2296033 Reply
        joep517
        AskWoody MVP

        Thunderbird does not natively support Exchange. There may be add-ins that will enable support. I’m not familiar with any though.

        See POP3 and IMAP4 in Exchange Online for pop and imap information.

        --Joe

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      • #2296037 Reply
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Check ExQuilla for Exchange
        Thunderbird email accounts connecting to Microsoft Exchange Web Services.
        ExQuilla allows Thunderbird users to read messages and contacts on Microsoft Exchange Server version 2007 and later. It uses the EWS protocol and requires EWS to be enabled on your email server and domain.

        ExQuilla is a paid addon and requires a paid license. Keeping ExQuilla working with future Thunderbird versions is a lot of work and ongoing.

        List of add-on Thunderbird / Exchange

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      • #2296108 Reply
        Nathan Parker
        AskWoody_MVP

        Thanks for the info. For this test, IMAP/SMTP would work (it’s more for learning purposes to learn how to connect Exchange to Thunderbird without any third-party plugins, so IMAP/SMTP would work).

        When I try to bring up that link though, I’m getting page not found.

        Nathan Parker

      • #2296144 Reply
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        When I try to bring up that link though, I’m getting page not found.

        Works for me with Chrome

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      • #2296382 Reply
        Nathan Parker
        AskWoody_MVP

        Working for me now. I’ll give this a spin and report back and see if it works.

        Nathan Parker

      • #2296439 Reply
        mn–
        AskWoody Lounger

        My preferred methods for Thunderbird & Exchange would be, 1) DavMail (separate Java application, http://davmail.sourceforge.net/ – local protocol-translating proxy) and 2) TbSync (Thunderbird add-on, https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/addon/tbsync/ – works as ActiveSync.)

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      • #2297446 Reply
        Nathan Parker
        AskWoody_MVP

        IMAP seems to be working with Thunderbird. Going to check it over tomorrow and see if I’m good to go.

        Nathan Parker

        • #2297492 Reply
          mn–
          AskWoody Lounger

          Yes, IMAP works for mail if enabled on the server, but only for mail nowadays.

          It’s the rest of the stuff that’s more of a problem. If your server has ActiveSync (365 should, on-premises might not), TbSync directly to server can get calendars, contacts etc.

          And if your Exchange server has neither IMAP nor ActiveSync enabled, DavMail is what you use to get IMAP and other standard protocols locally.

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      • #2297549 Reply
        Nathan Parker
        AskWoody_MVP

        Sounds good. I mainly use Outlook (this is just for testing purposes), so it should work for what I need it to do.

        Nathan Parker

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