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Check your SCS email securely

SCS provides secure access to your SCS email. Turning on SSL in your email client will encrypt your communication with the server. In addition to all supported email clients, Android and iOS devices can also be configured to check your SCS email securely. Email accounts on both the IMAP and Exchange servers can be checked securely via the web or using an email client.

You can always check your SCS email securely via the Web:

Gmail can not be configured to check your SCS email directly. Gmail attempts to access your SCS email using an unsecured connection which, for security reasons, our email servers do not provide. To read your SCS email in Gmail, you should modify your Email Forwarding Address to your Gmail address. You can make this change using the Corvid Attribute Lookup page.

See below for instructions on checking email securely using an email client:

Thunderbird

To configure Thunderbird to check your SCS IMAP or SCS Exchange email securely, open Thunderbird and follow these steps:

  1. Go to Edit, then Account Settings
  2. Under your SCS email account, click Server Settings
  3. Set Connection security to SSL/TLS
  4. Set Authentication method to Normal password
  5. Click OK

Outlook

Outlook 2010

To configure Outlook 2010 to check your SCS IMAP email securely, open Outlook and follow these steps:

  1. Go to File > Account Settings > Account Settings
  2. Select your SCS email account and click Change
  3. Click More Settings
  4. Select the Advanced tab
  5. Set Incoming server (IMAP) to 993
  6. Set Use the following type of encrypted connection to SSL
  7. Click OK
  8. Click Next
  9. Click Close
  10. Click Finish

To configure Outlook 2010 to check your SCS Exchange email securely, open Outlook and follow these steps:

  1. Go to File > Account Settings > Account Settings
  2. Select your SCS email account and click Change
  3. Click More Settings
  4. Go to the Security tab
  5. Check the box that reads Encrypt data between Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Exchange
  6. ClickOK
  7. Click Next
  8. Click Finish
  9. Click Close

Outlook 2007

To configure Outlook 2007 to check your SCS IMAP email securely, open Outlook and follow these steps:

  1. Go to Tools > Account Settings
  2. Select your SCS email account and click Change
  3. Click More Settings
  4. Select the Advanced tab
  5. Set Incoming server (IMAP) to 993
  6. Set Use the following type of encrypted connection to SSL
  7. Click OK
  8. Click Next
  9. Click Close
  10. Click Finish

Mail.app

To configure Mail.app to check your SCS IMAP email securely, open Mail.app and follow these steps:

  1. Go to Mail > Preferences
  2. Select the Accounts tab
  3. Select the Advanced tab
  4. Set the Port to 993 and check the box for Use SSL
  5. Close the Accounts window

Alpine

To configure Alpine to check your SCS IMAP email securely, open Alpine and follow these steps:

  1. Type s for Setup
  2. Type c for Config
  3. Highlight Inbox Path and type c to change the value
  4. Set the Inbox Path to imap.srv.cs.cmu.edu:993/imap/user=USERNAME/ssl (Replace USERNAME with your SCS username)
  5. Type Return or Enter to accept the changes
  6. Type Return or Enter to select your Inbox
  7. Type e to exit setup
  8. Type y to commit your changes

More information on configuring Alpine with your SCS IMAP email account is available here.

Mail (iOS)

To configure the Mail app for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch to check your SCS IMAP email securely, open the Settings app and follow these steps:

  1. Tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars
  2. Tap your SCS IMAP account
  3. Tap Account
  4. Tap Advanced
  5. Under Incoming Settings, set
    • Use SSL to On
    • Authentication to Password
    • Server Port to 993
  6. Tap Account to go back
  7. Tap Done
  8. Tap Done

To configure the Mail app for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch to check your SCS Exchange email securely, open the Settings app and follow these steps:

  1. Tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars
  2. Tap your SCS Exchange account
  3. Tap Account
  4. Slide Use SSL to On
  5. Tap Done
  6. Tap Done

Email (Android)

To configure the Email app for Android to check your SCS IMAP email securely, open the Email app and follow these steps:

  1. Press the Menu button and click Settings
  2. Tap your SCS IMAP account
  3. Tap Incoming Settings
  4. Set
    • Security type to SSL
    • Port to 993
  5. Tap Done
  6. Press the Back button twice to return to your Inbox

To configure the Email app for Android to check your SCS Exchange email securely, open the Email app and follow these steps:

  1. Press the Menu button and click Settings
  2. Tap your SCS Exchange account
  3. Tap Exchange server settings
  4. Check the box for Use secure connection (SSL)
  5. Press the Back button three times to return to your Inbox

K-9 (Android)

To configure the K-9 Mail app for Android to check your SCS IMAP email securely, open the K-9 Mail app and follow these steps:

  1. Press the Menu button and click Settings
  2. Tap Account Settings
  3. Tap Fetching mail
  4. Tap Incoming server
  5. Set
    • Security to SSL/TLS (always)
    • Authentication to Plain
    • Port to 993
  6. Click Next
  7. Click the Back button twice to return to your Inbox

To configure the K-9 mail app for Android to check your SCS Exchange email securely, open the K-9 Mail app and follow these steps:

  1. Press the Menu button and click Settings
  2. Tap Account Settings
  3. Tap Fetching mail
  4. Tap Incoming server
  5. Set
    • Security to SSL/TLS (always)
    • Port to 443
  6. Click Next
  7. Click the Back button twice to return to your Inbox