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These instructions assume you are accessing your email from your home. When it mentions your Internet Service Provider (ISP) it refers to your home internet provider.
If you want to access your email using your web browser you can do so by logging in to isweb.nymc.edu and clicking on the Email Web Access link found under NYMC Web Links. NOTE: If you are configuring your mail client for access on campus, use smpt.nymc.edu as the outgoing mail server, port 587 using TLS (SSL if you can't select TLS).

Outlook setup

Begin by going into the Control Panel and double clicking the Mail icon. If you do not see it and are running Windows XP, you'll have to switch to classic view. In Windows Vista and later you can find by typing 'mail' in the Search box in the control panel. In the window that follows, click Email Accounts.


The screens that follow may differ depending on the version of Outlook you are running, but the information requested will be the same unless otherwise noted. Now, under the E-Mail tab, click on 'New...' to continue. On the next screen, select 'Manually configure server settings or additional server types' and click next.



Now fill out the information requested. You have the option of selecting IMAP or POP as the account type, the difference being that POP will download emails to you computer ,while IMAP allows you view all your email folders on the server as well as manage your emails. We will select IMAP. Regardless of your selection, the incoming mail server is the same. The outgoing mail server will differ depending on your Internet Service Provider (ISP) (or use smtp.nymc.edu if configuring on campus). Check with them for what settings you have to use.



Make sure your settings match the screen above, then click on 'More Settings...'. There, go to the 'Outgoing Server' tab, check the option to require authentication and log on using your ISP credentials (or your NYMC credentials if configuring on campus) . Check with your ISP if you don't know your login information. Then click on 'Advanced'.

For the incoming mail server change the type of encryption to SSL using port 993 (995 if you selected POP in the beginning of this guide; be sure you select 'Leave a copy on the server' as shown below), and for the outgoing mail server use the information provided by your ISP (or 587 TLS if on campus). Then click ok and next and Outlook will automatically test your configuration. If everything was entered correctly you'll see the confirmation window below. Then click close and finish. You're all done!



If you used POP:





Mac Mail setup

Begin by clicking on the Mail icon on the dock. If this is your first time launching Mail you'll be prompted to add a new account as shown below. If you already have other email accounts setup, you'll have to go into 'Preferences' by clicking on 'Mail' on the top left of your screen and clicking on the '+' to add an account. Once there, follow the steps detailed here. Fill out the information requested and click 'Continue'.



Here you have the option of selecting the account type as either IMAP or POP, the difference being that POP will download emails to you computer, while IMAP allows you view all your email folders on the server as well as manage your emails. We will select IMAP. Regardless of your selection, the incoming mail server is the same. Fill out the information requested and click 'Continue'.

The outgoing mail server will differ depending on your Internet Service Provider (ISP) (or use smtp.nymc.edu and your NYMC credentials if configuring on campus). Check with them for what settings you have to use. Then click 'Continue' and you'll see a summary of the information you have provided. Make sure everything is correct and click 'Create'.



Now we'll verify that Mac Mail is using the correct port numbers by going into the preferences of the account you just created. Click 'Mail' on the top left of your screen and select 'Preferences'. Under 'Account Information' make sure you are using your ISP's outgoing mail server (or smtp.nymc.edu if on campus); otherwise you will be unable to send out emails.



Lastly, Click on 'Advanced' and verify that you are using port 993 (995 if you selected POP earlier) with SSL. If you used POP make sure you set Mac Mail to leave a copy of your messages on the server, otherwise they will be deleted once they're downloaded. Click on the red 'x' and Mac Mail will ask to save your changes, click 'Save' and you're done!




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