Office of Information Technology

Configuring Mozilla Thunderbird

Connecting to Your AU-Sponsored Gmail Account



Please follow the instructions below to enable IMAP access to your AU-sponsored Gmail account:

  1. Log into mail.student.american.edu
  2. Click the gear icon on the right hand side of the screen
  3. On the menu that appears, select SETTINGS and FORWARDING AND POP/IMAP
  4. Scroll down and select ENABLE IMAP. 
  5. Then, click SAVE CHANGES from the bottom of the page.

Please follow the instructions below to configure Thunderbird to access your AU-sponsored Gmail account:

  1. Open Thunderbird. 
  2. You'll then see a screen like the one below;

  3. Click the CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT option under Accounts.
  4. You'll then see a screen like the one below;