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Configuring Email Clients

If you opt-in to Gmail for your email:

Before you can setup your gmail account on a desktop client or alternate mobile appliction you must enable IMAP. This is necassary for clients to send/recieve, manage, and organize emails. 

You do not need to do this if you are using the Google Mail Apps or the web version of Google mail.

  1. Go to OSU Google Apps Portal and click on the Google Mail (for ONID Email Only).
  2. Log in using your ONID username and your ONID password.
  3. Click the Gear on the upper right, then select Settings.
  4. Click Forwarding and POP/IMAP.
  5. Select Enable IMAP.
  6. Click Save Changes.

WARNING:
If you have not changed your password since April of 2013, you may need to change your password for the email clients to work properly.

Change your ONID password

How do I configure my email (mail) client?

There are two options for configuring your mail client. You can either look through our supported list of programs or you can use our server connection settings and configure the client appropriately.


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Please select your mail client:

Mobile Devices

Windows

Mac

Linux / Unix

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    If your settings are not listed above, the following settings can be used in your mail client. See the appropriate help documentation for your mail client to find out how to enter this information.

    Generic mail client settings

    Google Mail

    Incoming mail - IMAP

    • Hostname: imap.gmail.com
    • SSL enabled
    • Port (if using TLS, which is recommended): 143
    • Port (if using SSL): 993

    If you see an option asking if you want to use TLS, it is recommended that you choose that option.

    Outgoing mail - SMTP

    • Hostname: smtp.gmail.com
    • TLS enabled
    • Port: 465 or 587
    • Set authentication to Required

    ONID Mail for Faculty and Staff

    Incoming mail - IMAP

    • Hostname: imap.onid.oregonstate.edu
    • SSL enabled
    • Port (if using TLS, which is recommended): 143
    • Port (if using SSL): 993

    If you see an option asking if you want to use TLS, it is recommended that you choose that option.

    Outgoing mail - SMTP

    • Hostname: mail.oregonstate.edu
    • TLS enabled
    • Port: 587
    • Set authentication to Required

    Please note that you may be prompted for a username and password when sending mail. The username and password are your ONID username and password. Many mail clients allow you to save these credentials so you are not prompted for them every time you send mail. Additionally, note that if you change your ONID password, you will be asked to re-enter your credentials.

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