Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Configuring Thunderbird for NHS net

Since the migration of NHS net to Microsoft Exchange much of the previous functionality of NHSnet is gone lost. Not that it ever was a very good email service, but at least it was standard compliant. Now not anymore.

Anyhow, if you want to configure your Thunderbird (or any other proper email client) for NHS net, be aware this will only work within the N3 network.

Outside of the N3 network you have to use the rather awful Outlook Web Access.

Your settings: (port 993)
TLS enabled
login name: (do not forget the "") (port 587)
TLS enabled
login name as above

The imap server appears to be rather flaky and frequently loses connection. This leads unfortunately also to relatively frequent lock-outs. Be aware of that.

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