E-mail: Setting Up Your E-Mail Program

Windows

 

If your mailbox is on... and your computer is... and you'd like to use... then follow these instructions:
an ECN server an ECN-maintained Windows desktop PC Thunderbird version 2.x Thunderbird for Windows IMAP Client Setup
an ECN server a laptop, home computer, or self-supported on-campus PC Thunderbird version 2.x Thunderbird for Windows IMAP Client Setup
an ECN server an ECN-maintained Windows desktop PC Outlook 2007 Outlook should not be used; follow Thunderbird for Windows IMAP Client Setup instead
an ECN server a laptop, home computer, or self-supported on-campus PC Outlook 2007 Configure Outlook 2007 for IMAP to ECN
ITaP Exchange an ECN-maintained Windows desktop PC Thunderbird version 2.x Please contact ECN to discuss your specific e-mail needs
ITaP Exchange a laptop, home computer, or self-supported on-campus PC Thunderbird version 2.x ITaP's Thunderbird instructions; or follow ITaP's Outlook 2007 instructions for full Exchange functionality.
ITaP Exchange an ECN-maintained Windows desktop PC Outlook 2007 or 2010 Please contact ECN and ask us to run our Outlook setup script.
ITaP Exchange a laptop, home computer, or self-supported on-campus PC Outlook 2007 ITaP's Outlook 2007 instructions
ITaP Exchange a laptop, home computer, or self-supported on-campus PC Outlook 2010 ITaP's Outlook 2010 instructions

 

 

Macintosh

 

If your mailbox is on... and your computer is... and you'd like to use... then follow these instructions:
an ECN server a Macintosh Apple Mail Apple Mail IMAP Client Setup
an ECN server a Macintosh Thunderbird version 2.x or 3.x Thunderbird for Macintosh IMAP Client Setup
ITaP Exchange a Macintosh Thunderbird version 2.x or 3.x Thunderbird for Mac Exchange Client Setup

 

 


These generic settings apply to all e-mail clients for ECN mailboxes:

  1. Username and Password - Your ECN username and password. If you do not know your username or password, see Finding Your Password.
  2. Type of Incoming Server - ECN supports IMAP server types.
  3. Incoming (IMAP) Server - This should be the same as the location of your home directory and will take the form servername.ecn.purdue.edu. If you do not know the name of your server, please see Finding Your Server Name.
  4. Outgoing (SMTP) Server - This should be set to smtp.ecn.purdue.edu.
  5. Security Settings - ECN requires you to configure some security settings.
    • Incoming Server: SSL must be enabled. IMAP should use port 993.
    • Outgoing Server: SSL must be enabled. SMTP should use port 465.
      • (Note: Some mail applications require TLS to be enabled rather than SSL. Try SSL first and if that doesn't work, go back and select TLS instead)
    • Outgoing Server: Requires authentication using your ECN login and password.

 


Additional documentation for other e-mail clients may be found in the ECN Knowledge Base here:

Last modified: 2013/01/22 16:06:19.419164 US/Eastern by oesten.e.nelson.1
Created: 2007/10/09 13:43:6.680000 GMT-4 by brian.r.brinegar.1.

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