Reading and Sending Email

To receive your Email sent to
@aem.umn.edu,
@isye.umn.edu,
@me.umn.edu,
@struc.ce.umn.edu,
this is what you should know.
(note: you are required to read your email as a condition of maintaining an account with us)

The instructions below are how to read your @umn.edu email.
The OLD instructions are here: OLD MAIL SETUP

It is recommended that you start using ONLY your @umn.edu email address as your From: address (even if you are still forwarding your mail to our servers).

If you use Mutt or AlPine (Pine) see: Sample Configs for Mutt and AlPine




UofM WebMail:


UofM WebMail is available here: http://mail.umn.edu/

(This will bring you to the proper webmail server for your UofM account - if you need to send questions by email you should log in here):




OLD Enet Webmail:


The old Enet WebMail is here: http://webmail.enet.umn.edu/

Changing your ENET (AEM/ISYE/ME) account email forwarding OR vacation responder:

NOTE - we recommend you set it to your @umn.edu email address (the default for new accounts).

Change your ENET (AEM/ISYE/ME) account email forwarding (or vacation response) here:
https://www.aem.umn.edu/cgi-bin/mailconfig/login




Specific information on setting up different Mail programs:

Keep in mind that there may be some errors in the guides.
See: University of Minnesota: OIT (it.umn.edu) E-mail Services information page



See the below for the server names you should use for UofM Gmail accounts.


Specific Information on servers and settings:

Note - for all of the below:

Your username should be username@umn.edu

The password is your UofM "Internet Password"

DO NOT Save your Internet Password on Devices nor in your email client,
as this may expose the password to Trojans/Viruses that may later run on your machine
(Oauth2 does not save your password, but rather an access certificate for the specific client program).
Your Devices and computers should ALWAYS be locked when you are away from them (even for a few seconds).




Incoming mail-server for IMAP protocol (Recommended):

The server name is: imap.gmail.com (imap.googlemail.com also works)

Google Prefers IMAP with SSL, on port 993.
If you are using Thunderbird or Seamonkey, use Oath2 rather than plaintext authentication.

If you use the MS Outlook/Outlook Express email client set the port to 143 with SSL checked (it will actually use port 993).

Advantages: IMAP clients can access multiple mail "folders". The server notifies your client immediately of new messages (the check interval is a backup and should be set to 15 minutes). IMAP clients can be configured to keep an offline copy of all messages (the primary copy is always the one on the server).




Outgoing mail-server - Authenticated (Recommended):

The server name is: smtp.gmail.com (smtp.googlemail.com also works)

Google Supports SMTP-Submit with TLS, on port 587.
If you are using Thunderbird or Seamonkey, use Oath2 rather than plaintext authentication.

Google Also Supports SMTP with SSL, on port 465.

If you use the MS Outlook/Outlook Express email client set the port to 25 with SSL checked (it will actually use port 465).

Increasing numbers of Internet providers are blocking the OLD SMTP port 25. We suggest you DON'T use it.




Incoming mail-server for POP protocol (NOT Recommended):

For incoming e-mail - Enet recommends you DO NOT use POP as it will remove all your messages from your inbox. with IMAP you can do EVERYTHING pop can do (IMAP is a newer protocol), including read mail offline.

The server name is: pop.gmail.com (pop.googlemail.com also works)

Google supports SSL connections on the alternate port (995). NOTE: you have to turn POP on in Gmail first./
If you are using Thunderbird or Seamonkey, use Oath2 rather than plaintext authentication.

It DOES NOT support Non-SSL POP (port 110).

WARNING - POP clients generally download and delete all the mail in the INBOX on the mail server when they connect to it. POP does not support multiple mail folders on the server (just the INBOX).




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