Enable IMAP for UMD Email account


Issue

I am trying to set up my UMD email account in Thunderbird, using imap and OAuth2.  I receive an error "Unable to log in at server. Probably wrong configuration, username, or password."

Environment

Thunderbird app for reading UMD email

Resolution

IMAP, by default is not enabled for UMD email.  In order to read email from Thunderbird, IMAP must be enabled.

  1. From Google Email (mail.google.com), click Settings and See all settings.
    Illustration for seeing all settings for Gmail
  2. Click Forwarding and POP/IMAP.  Scroll down to IMAP access.  Enable IMAP and then click Save Changes.
    Illustration for enabling IMAP from Gmail