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Instructions for setting up UMD Email

Quick Setup (IMAP email)

Use these basic settings for any email client.

Incoming mail

Server/account type
Incoming mail server
security (encryption)
SSL Port:993
User name and password
Your University Internet ID and password
Authentication method
Mail check interval
15 minutes or longer

Outgoing mail (SMTP)

Server / host
Security (encryption)
SSL / TLS (STARTTLS) Port: 587
Alternate: SSL Port: 465
User name and password
Same as for incoming mail
Authentication method

ITSS supports several email clients, as well as our current server-based UMD Webmail. However, almost any email program, if properly configured, should allow you to work with your UMD email.

Recommended Clients

Detailed instructions for configuring secure IMAP access to your UMD email are available for the following clients:

Thunderbird 3
   see also: Thunderbird Tips, Tricks, & Features
Thunderbird 3
OSX Mail 10.5 & 10.6
Email Access

If you prefer to configure a POP client, you will need to first Set your IMAP/POP preference.

Additional resources

The following email clients are no longer supported by ITSS, but older documentation is available here:

Rev 4.10 jrn

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