Email - Send Mail via POP/IMAP Client

Issue/Question

  • How do I send email from a POP or IMAP email client?
  • How do I send email from the Mac Mail app?
  • How do I send email from Thunderbird?

Environment

  • Oregon State University
  • Email
  • POP, IMAP

Explanation

In the past, OSU POP and IMAP users configured their email clients to send mail through mail.oregonstate.edu. As of 9/18/2020, customers need to configure their email clients to send mail via Office365's mail servers, or Gmail's mail servers.

These instructions generally only apply to customers using email clients such as Mac Mail, Thunderbird, or Outlook in IMAP mode.

Resolution

Method 1 - Use Office365 SMTP Server

  1. Configure the following in your email client's outgoing mail (SMTP) server settings:
    • Outgoing Mail Server: smtp.office365.com
    • Port: 587
    • Connection Security/SSL: STARTTLS
    • Authentication:  Normal Password
  2. When prompted to login, enter your username@oregonstate.edu

 

Method 2 - Use Gmail SMTP Server

  1. Enable less secure apps for your ONID Gmail account
  2. Configure the following in your email client's ougoing mail (SMTP) server settings:
    • Outgoing Mail Server: smtp.gmail.com
    • Port: 465 (SSL required) -or- 587 (TLS required)
    When prompted to login, enter your username@oregonstate.edu

 

For assistance, contact the Service Desk.

Details

Article ID: 116530
Created
Fri 9/18/20 1:22 PM
Modified
Mon 9/21/20 1:24 PM