Stevens Email

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General Info

  • Your Stevens Email account is automatically created upon your entry into the Stevens Community.
  • By default, users are provided with a quota of 200 MB.
  • Your quota may be increased by contacting the Stevens Information Help Desk, but Backing Up Your Email is recommended.
  • The maximum message size sent to/from Stevens is 30MB. This includes all attachments, headers, and message body.

Online Mail

Desktop Mail

  • Microsoft Outlook - You can use Outlook to access your Stevens email.
  • Thunderbird - Thunderbird is a popular alternative to access your Stevens email.
  • Mac Mail - For OS X users who wish to set up Mac Mail for their Stevens email.

Mobile Mail

  • iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch IMAP - This article features instructions for setting up email on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.
  • Android IMAP - This article features instructions for setting up email on your Android phone or tablet.

All of the above clients support IMAP.

POP3, IMAP

POP3 and IMAP are two different ways of accessing mail. IMAP is the recommended protocol because it allows multiple email capable devices to view your Stevens email. Since your email remains on the server, you're able to access it from more than one device, from any location, and using most web browsers.

POP3

POP3 stands for Post Office Protocol version 3. With this protocol, your messages are downloaded from the mail server to your local machine and then removed from the mail server. For more information, you can consult Wikipedia's article on POP3

IMAP

IMAP stands for Internet Message Access Protocol. With this protocol, your local mailbox is synced with the mail server. This allows you to keep your messages stored on both your local computer and the mail server. This is better in case something were to happen to your local machine; your email would still be safe. However, this approach also uses up your allocated space on the mail server, so you have to make sure that you do not exceed your space limit. For more information, you can check out Wikipedia's article on IMAP

Microsoft Exchange

This section applies only to faculty and staff who have been migrated over to the Stevens Microsoft Exchange Server. Stevens will be switching over to a Microsoft Exchange Server to handle the current email, calendar, and contact needs of the faculty and staff campus. Students and other users will still access the Stevens Mail server by way of either the IMAP or POP3 protocols. After the migration is complete, faculty and staff will no longer be required to access their email by way of IMAP/POP3 and will simply directly connect to the Exchange Server.

  • Mail currently viewed in mail clients such as Outlook and MacMail will be migrated to the Exchange server by way of a script.
  • Google Calendar will be migrated manually or with the Code2 utility.
  • Local contacts can be dragged and dropped to the Exchange folder or remain in the client application.
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