Your Stevens Email account is automatically created upon your entry into the Stevens Community. You are given 100 MB of quota, accessible using POP3, IMAP, and web mail clients. Your quota may be increased by contacting the Stevens Information Help desk, but we recommend Backing Up Your Email.
You will need your myStevens Account information to authenticate.
- Webmail - (Accessible via myStevens) - was added in 2008. This is now the preferred webmail client for campus email.
Note: The Pipeline web interface was permanantly disabled on 1/29/2010 and the Nexus web interface was permanently disabled on 7/1/2010. Please use Webmail to view your email using a browser.
- 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.
- iPhone/iPod Touch IMAP - This article features instructions for setting up email on your iPhone or iPod Touch.
- Android IMAP - This article features instructions for setting up email on your Android phone.
All of the above clients support 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 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 stands for Internet Message Access Protocol. With this protocol, you 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