Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Settings for thuderbird in IIT Bombay

In this post, I am gonna give some basics on setting up gpo( for general iitb junta) and cse(for cs junta) account logins. Also useful would be setting Ldap and Cse Ldap directory in address book so that you dont have to actually go to
http://camp.iitb.ac.in/ (intially it was http://ldapweb.iitb.ac.in) and search someone gpo address there.

So here they are:

Install thunderbird.

For GPO Account:
Now we need to create email accounts,
Go to File>New>Account
Then select Email Account and click on 'Next'
Now in the Email Address dialog box put your GPO emailid,then click 'Next'
Here select 'IMAP' option and put imap-server as 'imap.iitb.ac.in' (without quotes)
Also it will ask for smtp server, give it as 'smtp-auth.iitb.ac.in'
Rest is simple, click on 'Next' and fill in the details as required and then on 'Finish'
As a final step, do this
Edit->Account Settings->Outgoing SMTP server>Edit.
In the new window that opens, select TSL, if available option
and you are done

For CSE Login Account:
Now we need to create email accounts,
Go to File>New>Account
Then select Email Account and click on 'Next'
Now in the Email Address dialog box put your GPO emailid,then click 'Next'
Here select 'IMAP' option and put imap-server as 'mail.cse.iitb.ac.in' (without quotes)
IF it will ask for smtp server, give it as 'smtp-auth.iitb.ac.in'
Rest is simple, click on 'Next' and fill in the details as required and then on 'Finish'

For setting up Ldap Address Directories:
Go to Tools>Address Book
Click on File> New > Ldap Directory
for gpo ldap directory do this:
Name : Ldap
Hostname : ldap.iitb.ac.in
Base DN : dc=iitb,dc=ac,dc=in
Port : 389
Bind DN : leave blank

for Cse Ldap directory do this:
Name : Cse Ldap
Hostname : ldap.cse.iitb.ac.in
Base DN : dc=cse,dc=iitb,dc=ac,dc=in
Port : 389
Bind DN : leave blank

For News Group Account:

File -> New -> Account -> News Group Account
Fill in your name and email address.
News Server : news.iitb.ac.in

After your account is created, you need to manage your subscriptions, by selecting the groups whose news you would like to receive.




6 comments:

gaurav said...

thanks dinesh for the settings...
i was having a hard time finding them

A Rustle said...

This is a way late comment, and yet, I couldn't not appreciate this post. A very good guide. Thanks

Anonymous said...

what is setting for DC ++, if i want to setup in dept lab computer

Anonymous said...

very useful..

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Anonymous said...

SMTP for CSE is changed to:
smtp.cse.iitb.ac.in