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Mail Clients

Multi-platform

Windows

Mac

Linux


Thunderbird

  1. Go to the Edit menu and select Account Settings. Click Add Account. Select Email Account, click Next and enter your name and email address.
  2. Select IMAP or POP. For the incoming server, enter imap.cims.nyu.edu. For the outgoing server, enter smtp.cims.nyu.edu or smtp.cs.nyu.edu, depending on which domain you want to appear in the return address. Click Next andconfirm the incoming and outgoing user name. Select a name for the account and click Finish.
  3. Select the account just created and click on Server Settings. Under Security Settings, click on SSL. Do NOT check Use secure authentication.
  4. For connections outside of NYU, click on Outgoing Server (SMTP) to configure outgoing mail settings. If you have trouble sending mail from outside of NYU, please refer to this page.

For more information, please see the official Thunderbird help pages.


Netscape

NOTE: These settings were tested under Netscape 7.2. Starting with Netscape version 8, a mail client is no longer included with the browser.

  1. Go to the Window menu and select Mail & Newsgroups. In the new window, go to the Edit menu and select Mail & Newsgroups Account Settings. Click on Add Account. Select Email Account, click Next and enter your name and email address.
  2. Select IMAP or POP. For the incoming server, enter imap.cims.nyu.edu. For the outgoing server, enter smtp.cims.nyu.edu or smtp.cs.nyu.edu, depending on which domain you want to appear in the return address. Click Next and confirm the incoming and outgoing user name. Select a name for the account and click Next. Confirm your settings and click Finish.
  3. Right click on the new account, and select Properties. Click on Server Settings. Check the box next to Use secure connection (SSL).
  4. If you are outside of NYU, click on Outgoing Server (SMTP) to configure outgoing mail settings. If you have trouble sending mail from outside of NYU, please refer to this page.

Outlook

  1. Click on the Tools menu and select E-mail Accounts. Choose Add a new e-mail account and click Next.
  2. Select either POP3 or IMAP.
  3. Enter your User and Logon information. For incoming mail server, enter imap.cims.nyu.edu. For outgoing mail server enter smtp.cims.nyu.edu or smtp.cs.nyu.edu, depending on which domain you want to appear in the return address. Make sure Log on using Secure Password Authentication is NOT checked. Click on More settings.
  4. For connections outside of NYU, click on the Outgoing server tab, and select My Outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication. Select Use the same settings as my incoming mail server.
  5. Click on the Advanced tab. For the incoming server, select This server requires a secure connection (SSL). For connections outside of NYU, select this for the outgoing server as well. If you have trouble sending mail from outside of NYU, please refer to this page.

Eudora (Windows)

NOTE: Beginning in version 5.1, Windows versions of Eudora support SSL for POP3, IMAP4, and SMTP. These instructions were tested with Windows version 7.

  1. Go to the Tools menu and select Options. This will bring you t o the Getting Started section.
  2. Enter your name and email address. For Mail Server(Incoming), enter i map.cims.nyu.edu. Enter your username. For SMTP Server (Outgoing), enter smtp.cims.nyu.edu or smtp.cs.nyu.edu, depending on which domain you want to appear in the return address. Leave Allow authentication checked.
  3. Click on Checking Mail. Under Secure Sockets when Receiving, s elect Required, Alternate Port.
  4. Click on Incoming Mail. Select IMAP or POP. If you choose IMAP, enter "mail" (without quotes) in the IMAP Mailbox Location Prefix field. If you choose POP, you can set whether or not you want to leave mail on the server. For both types of accounts, leave the Authentication style set to Passw ords.
  5. Click on Sending Mail. The default settings are fine for connections within NYU. If you are outside of NYU, you should select Required, STARTTLS under Secure Sockets when Sending. You may also need to check the box next to Use submission port (587) depending on your ISP. If you are having trouble sending mail from outside of NYU, please refer to this page.
  6. Click Ok to save your settings.
  7. Try to check for new mail - you should receive an error message about the certificate. Once you click yes to accept the certificate, you should no longer receive this error. The same thing will happen the first time you try to send mail - once you accept the certificate you will be able to send mail without seeing the error.

Apple Mail

  1. Go to the Mail menu and select Preferences. Click on Accoun ts, then click on the + sign in the lower left corner to add a new ac count. For Account Type, select IMAP or POP. Give the accou nt a description, enter your name and email address and click Continue.
  2. For the incoming mail server, enter imap.cims.nyu.edu, and enter your user n ame in the field provided, but do not enter your password yet. Click Continue - allow the connection check to time out, and then click Continue.
  3. Check the box for Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and for Authentic ation, select Password. Click Continue.
  4. For the Outgoing Mail Server, enter smtp.cims.nyu.edu or smtp.cs.nyu.edu, depending on which domain you want to appear in the return address. Click Continue.
  5. Now that the account has been created, click on Advanced. If you setup an IMAP account, enter "mail" (without quotes) in the IMAP Path Prefix field. If you set up a POP account, you can set your preferences regarding mail left on the server in this section.
  6. If you are outside of NYU, click on Account Information and then Server Settings in the Outgoing Mail Server section. Check the box next to Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), for Authentication, select Password and enter your username and password in the fields provided. If you have trouble sending mail from outside of NYU, please refer to this page.

Entourage

  1. Go to the Tools menu and select Accounts. Make sure the Mail tab is selected (it is by default), and click on New. Click on the Configure account manually button at the bottom of the Account Setup Assistant. Click Cancel to close the Edit Account window.
  2. Click on New once again to begin setting up your account. This time, you should be asked for an Account Type. Select IMAP or POP and click OK.
  3. Click on the Account Settings tab. Enter a name for this account. Enter your name and email address in the fields provided. In the Receiving Mail section, enter your username in the Account ID field. Enter imap.cims.nyu.edu in the IMAP Server (or POP Server) field. Click on the advanced receiving options button and choose This IMAP (or POP) service requires a secure connection (SSL). In the Sending Mail section, enter smtp.cims.nyu.edu or smtp.cs.nyu.edu, depending on which domain you want to appear in the return address, in the SMTP Server field. Click on the advanced sending options button. If you are connecting from outside of NYU, you need to select SMTP service requires secure connection (SSL) and SMTP server requires authentication. If you have trouble sending mail from outside of NYU, please refer to this page.
  4. Click on the Options tab. Under Server Options, enter "mail" (without quotes) in the Root folder field if you have configured an IMAP account. If you configured a POP account, you will be able to set whether mail is kept on the server or not. Click OK to save your settings.
  5. Try to check your mail. You may receive an error about the root certificate not being installed, but you should only see this error once. You can avoid this error by clicking here and following the instructions to install our root certificate.

Eudora (Mac)

NOTE: Beginning in version 5.1, Mac Classic versions of Eudora support SSL for POP3, IMAP4, and SMTP. For Macintosh OS X (10.2 or higher), version 5.2 and higher support SSL. These instructions were tested with Mac version 6.2.

  1. Go to the Special menu and click on Settings. This will bring you to the Getting Started section.
  2. Enter your username under Checking Mail. For Mail Server enter imap.cims.nyu.edu. Enter your name under Sending Mail. For the SMTP Server enter smtp.cims.nyu.edu or smtp.cs.nyu.edu, depending on which domain you want to appear in the return address.
  3. Click on Checking Mail. Your User Name and Mail Host should already be filled in. Select IMAP or POP. If you select IMAP, enter "mail" (without quotes) in the Location prefix field.
  4. Click on Sending Mail. For connections inside of NYU, the default settings should be fine. If you are connecting from outside of NYU, you may need to check the box next to Use submission port (587) depending on your ISP.
  5. Scroll down almost to the end of the left side menu and choose SSL. If you configured a POP account, choose Required (Alternate Port) for SSL for POP. For SSL for SMTP choose Required (TLS). If you configured an IMAP account, choose Required (Alternate Port) for SSL for IMAP. Click Ok to save your account settings.
  6. Try to check for new mail. You should receive a warning about the certificate. Click Ok to add it to your keychain. The same thing will happen when you send a message for the first time. If you have trouble sending messages from outside of NYU, please refer to this page.

Evolution

  1. Go to the Tools menu and select Settings. Click Add to create a new account.
  2. Enter your name and email address in the fields provided and click Forward.
  3. For Server Type choose IMAP or POP. For the Host enter imap.cims.nyu.edu. Enter your username in the field provided. Under Security, for Use Secure Connection (SSL) choose Always. For Authentication Type choose Password. Click Forward.
  4. Set any desired preferences for receiving mail and click Forward.
  5. For Server Type choose SMTP. For Host enter smtp.cims.nyu.edu or smtp.cs.nyu.edu, depending on which domain you want to appear in the return address. If you are connecting from outside of NYU, select the box next to Server requires authentication and also select Always for Use Secure Connection (SSL). Under Authentication, select PLAIN for Type and check to make sure that the correct username is entered.
  6. Save all of your account settings, and test the account. If you have trouble sending mail from outside of NYU, please refer to this page.