Email settings for using iPhone with UW email service

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Here’s how I’ve got my iPhone configured to work with the UW’s IMAP and SMTP email service – in some ways it’s easier to set up an iPhone than a desktop email client, because of the intelligent use of default options like SSL.

Account information:
– Name: Oren Sreebny
– Address: oren@washington.edu
– Description: UW

Incoming Mail Server
– Host Name: oren.deskmail.washington.edu
– User Name: oren
– Password: my UW NetID password

Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP)
– Host Name: smtp.washington.edu
– User Name: oren
– Password: my UW NetID password

Advanced
Mailbox Behaviors:
– Drafts Mailbox: postponed-messages (that’s for compatibility with Pine and other mail clients I use)
– Sent Mailbox: sentmail (on the server, for more compatibility)
Deleted Messages
– Remove: Never (I’ll do that from my computer, thank you)

Settings
– Incoming Uses SSL: On (the default)
– Outgoing Uses SSL: On (also the default)
– Authentication: Password
– IMAP Path Prefix: mail (that’s what UW Pine uses for your folders)

That’s it!

One thought on “Email settings for using iPhone with UW email service”

  1. Right on. I had heard conflicting information about whether it would support IMAP and SMTP over SSL at launch; it’s good to hear that it does.

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