Although Microsoft's Outlook Web Access is one of the most widely used e-mail programs available, it is also one of the least compatible with other programs and devices. This creates problems for users with multiple e-mail accounts, particularly when those accounts are connected to a smartphone or other portable device. In spite of OWA's lack of compatibility, it is possible for Thunderbird 3 users to sync their data across both platforms.
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Download and install a plugin for Thunderbird that allows compatibility between Thunderbird and Web-based e-mail applications.
Download and install an additional OWA-specific plugin for Thunderbird that is compatible both with Thunderbird and the web-mail plugin you installed previously. Ideally, it's better if you download both plugins from the same developer to ensure compatibility.
Configure your account in Thunderbird. Click "Tools," "Account Settings," "Add Account." Enter the information for your account. Select "webmail" as the account type.
Reboot Thunderbird. If your e-mails have not synched, you may need to adjust additional options for your individual network. You can find these options by clicking "Tools," "Add-ons," "Webmail-OWA," "Options."
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