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Using The Central Staff Email Service - Client Configuration
The central staff email service runs on a dedicated server that provides access to email using the Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP). With IMAP, all mail is managed and stored on the server and can therefore be accessed from multiple devices and locations using a variety of email programs or 'clients' such as Thunderbird, Microsoft Outlook or Webmail.
The service also provides for access to email using the older Post Office Protocol (POP) in which all mail is downloaded from the server and managed locally. Use of POP restricts the management of email to the single PC on which the email client is installed and is therefore not recommended.
Outgoing messages are sent via a separate outgoing server using the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP).
Configuring Email Clients
In order to connect to the IMAP (or POP) server to read email and the SMTP server to send mail, it is necessary to set-up an email client of your choice using the following information:
* Currently required only when off-campus but good practice to use for all connections.
You will also need to know:
Specific IMAP configuration details for some popular email clients are given in the following web pages:
Changing Email passwords
You can change your password, set out-of-office replies and set up spam filters via One-Stop Links on the ITS home page.
Managing Email Using IMAP
If you are new to using IMAP to read your email, there are basic instructions available for managing mail using the most popular email clients.
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