Thunderbird how to set up my exchange account ?

I am giving up outlook for Thunderbird as I am tired of Outlook is making me miserable (2Gmail Accounts and 2 Exchange accounts).

I have installed Thunderbird and tried it out with my Gmail account. Seems fine. But  I could not set up the exchange account..
I tried the AddON EWS...but still not working..
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Pierre AmmounIT ConsultantAsked:
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IvanSystem EngineerCommented:
Hi,

what Exchange version do you have? As far as I know, you can connect Thunderbird to Exchange only via POP3 or IMAP. That will not sync your calendar and tasks, but you can try using add-on like: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/tbsync/?src=cb-dl-toprated

Regards,
Ivan.
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Pierre AmmounIT ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Exchange 2013

Is it a big deal to enable IMAP ? How do I do it ?
Is there any drawback ?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Just set up an Outlook Profile for each account including Exchange and Outlook will work fine
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Pierre AmmounIT ConsultantAuthor Commented:
I do not want to use outlook !
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
As you saw Thunderbird does not do the best features of Exchange
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Pierre AmmounIT ConsultantAuthor Commented:
John: I Know. But I am looking "only" for emails..no contacts no calendar, no tasks..
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Then a limited client like Thunderbird should work
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Your exchange server needs to be configured to support IMAP and/or POP3.  If it isn't, you'll never connect from Thunderbird.  Are you the Exchange Administrator?  Are you using Office 365 (or a similar online version of Exchange)?
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IvanSystem EngineerCommented:
Hi,

you would need to log to Exchange, and in Services configure Microsoft Exchange IMAP service to run automatically, since it is not started by default.
If you want, you can configure additional setting when you log to ECP, like authentication.

Regards,
Ivan.
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