Sign up ×
Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Our mailserver is a Ubuntu Server box with a Postfix/Dovecot combination. We enabled starttls with a correct certificate and everything is working ok.

A lot of our users are using Thunderbird for retrieving mail with IMAP. Thunderbird tries to guess the configuration of our server (or autodetect it), but that always fails, resulting in that our users need to give the settings manually.

What are the steps we should take to 'help' thunderbird and enabling auto-configuration?

share|improve this question

1 Answer 1

Thunderbird autoconfig is described here

You may want to use a tool like automx though which supports auto-configs for other mail clients as well.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.