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Thunderbird (Troubleshooting) Outlook Email Fails to Load
This article describes how to fix a common issue with Thunderbird not being able to access Outlook emails. The issue is resolved through re-logging into Outlook on the Web and then restarting the Thunderbird Client.
- Ensure that you are using Thunderbird 77.0b1 or later. These versions ensure that you have access to OAuth2, which is necessary for using Thunderbird with your UWM Outlook account. To set up modern authentication on your Thunderbird account, refer to the following UWM KnowledgeBase article: Thunderbird - Configure OAuth2 (Modern Authentication).
If your Thunderbird client continues failing to load Outlook, follow these steps:
- Go to Office 365 @ UWM.
- Click the Log Into Office 365 button and log in to Outlook on the Web using your UWM Outlook account.
- If you do not encounter an error logging into your account on Outlook on the Web, sign out of the account and relaunch Thunderbird. This should allow you to access your Outlook emails on Thunderbird.
If these steps did not resolve your issue, or if you encountered an error while attempting to log into Outlook on the Web, please contact the UWM Help Desk.
Please record any error codes you received while using Thunderbird with your UWM Outlook account.