Common E-mail Clients:


Microsoft 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.

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.

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.

Mozilla 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.