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NetID POP and IMAP Setup

Footprints Public Solution #67600 Date: Feb 2014

Here are the steps to set up your NetID account for POP/IMAP download:

Your NetID password must be 8 - 15 alphanumeric characters in order to sync properly.

Synchronize your password with Google at https://netid.oakland.edu/. Click and complete the Gmail IMAP/POP Password Syncronize Utility

  1. Enter NetID Username
  2. Enter NetID Password
  3. Click Submit

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  1. Enter your NetID as username
  2. Enter your NetID password
  3. Click Submit

Setting Up IMAP/POP Account

  1. While logged into webmail, click Settings in the upper-right corner
  2. Select the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab
  3. Click Enable IMAP or Enable POP for all mail, depending on your preference
  4. Click Save Changes

Set up your new email client account

  1. Verify Your Name
  2. Verify E-mail Address: (including @oakland.edu)

  3. Under Server Information: Select the Account Type: (IMAP or POP)
  4. Enter imap.gmail.com or pop.gmail.com for Incoming Mail Server:
  5. Enter smtp.gmail.com for Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP):
  6. Make sure the User Name: includes @oakland.edu.

Click More Settings if available..

  1. Select the Advanced tab.
    1. Enter 993 for Incoming server (IMAP) or 995 for Incoming server (POP)
    2. Select SSL for type of encrypted connection:
    3. Enter 587 for Outgoing server (SMTP) or 465 for Outlook 2003 and older, Outlook Express, and Windows Mail setups.
    4. Select TLS for type of encrypted connection:
  2. Select the Outgoing Server tab.
    1. Click My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication.
    2. Click OK.
    3. Click Next.
    4. Click Finish.

NOTE: There are two basic ways to set up an email client program to check your email. One is to use a POP (Post Office Protocol) and the other is to use IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol).

If POP is used all your email messages are downloaded from the email server to your computer and stored on the hard drive. Most programs have the option to keep the messages on the server for x number of days but later the messages are removed from the server. Also, with POP your outgoing emails are kept locally on your hard drive.

If IMAP is used all your email messages are stored on the server. Your sent mail and drafts are uploaded to the server. Because of this, you will see the same incoming and sent messages from any computer as long as your mail program is configured for IMAP. (POP3 does not have this functionality.)

For further help, please create a ticket with UTS by sending an e-mail message to uts@oakland.edu.

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