How do I connect to University email using IMAP?

How do I connect to University email using IMAP?

Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff

You can access your email using Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) as an alternative to accessing your mailbox using the Outlook Web App.

IMAP can be used for off-campus access to your mailbox and is particularly useful over slow dial-up connections because it does not download your entire mailbox, allowing you to view the header and sender of an email and then decide whether to download the mail.

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The general settings for accessing your University email account using IMAP/SMTP are as follows:

Server Information:

  • Incoming mail server: imaps.napier.ac.uk
  • Outgoing mail server: esmtp.napier.ac.uk

Server Port Numbers:

  • Incoming Server (IMAP): 993
  • Outgoing Server (SMTP): 587

Encryption:

  • Should be SSL unless you are connecting to your staff email account using Mozilla Thunderbird in which case the encryption should be set to STARTTLS for outgoing mail only.

Other settings:

  • Ensure you select Secure Password Authentication (SPA)
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