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Opening a resource mailbox in Thunderbird

You can add a resource mailbox to Mozilla Thunderbird as a separate account, alongside your personal mailbox.

A resource mailbox means a mailbox that is intended for shared use by a community or project, for example. A resource mailbox is also referred to as an organisational mailbox.

You can open a resource mailbox via mail.aalto.fi, so you do not have to open it by means of the imap.aalto.fi proxy.

You can add a resource mailbox to Mozilla Thunderbird as a separate account, alongside your personal mailbox. You can add a resource mailbox account in precisely the same way as a personal mailbox, but the user ID must be entered in the format: Aalto\yourownusername/resourcemailbox

1. Open Thunderbird and select File.

2. Select New and Existing Mail Account, whereby the Mail Account Setup window will open (see image below).

Thunderbird_mail account setup.jpg

3. At item Your name, type the name of the resource mailbox, at item Email address the address of the resource mailbox, and at item Password your own password.

4. At item Username, type your username in the format: Aalto\yourownusername\resourcemailbox 

 

Image example:

User Eddie Example, whose username is example, has rights to a resource mailbox called bakery. He wants to start using the bakery resource mailbox as his own account in Thunderbird. He enters the username in the format: aalto\example\bakery

The password requested is the password for the username “example”.

5. Then select Create Account.

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