Setting up Your E-mail Reader
IT recommends that you use the Gmail web at http://gmail.stolaf.edu, but understands that desktop clients can offer some features which are not available in a web version. In these cases, IT supports Mozilla Thunderbird as a desktop e-mail client. Mozilla Thunderbird is free software which may be installed from prime.stolaf.edu or downloaded from Mozilla's web site. Complete configuration directions for Mozilla Thunderbird may be found here.
If you choose something else
IT has provided the following information which can be used to configure your e-mail software of choice.
NOTE: Substitute your St. Olaf username for username in the examples below.
|Your e-mail address:||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Incoming Mail Server:||imap.gmail.com
(notice there is no @ in this address, it's all periods)
|Incoming Server Type:||IMAP — very important!|
|Outgoing (SMTP) Mail Server||smtp.gmail.com|
|Outgoing (SMTP) Mail Server Port:||587|
|Incoming User Name:||email@example.com|
|Outgoing User Name:||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Security Settings or Protocol:||SSL|
If you have any question configuring your e-mail software, please contact the HelpDesk at x3830.