Reading IBG email from an IMAP

IMAP clients” are software programs such as Microsoft Outlook and Mozilla Thunderbird. These same instructions also apply to accessing IBG email from other software or devices, such as the Apple iPhone, which support the IMAP protocol.

This page will give detailed instructions for configuring Microsoft Outlook and Mozilla Thunderbird to read IBG email, and generic instructions for configuring other IMAP clients.

Generic configuration settings for IMAP access to IBG email

IMAP is a protocol used to read email from a remote server. The general settings used are listed below. Different software and devices may use slightly different names for some of these settings.

  • Incoming server/IMAP server
    • Server type: IMAP
    • Server name: ibgmail.colorado.edu
    • Port: 993
    • Security: SSL
    • IMAP Server directory/prefix/namespace: mail
    • Username: Your IBG username
    • Password: Your IBG password
    • email address: Your address@Colorado.EDU
  • Outgoing server/SMTP server preferred settings
    • Server name: ibgmail.colorado.edu
    • Port: 465
    • Security: SSL
    • Username: Your IBG username
    • Password: Your IBG password
  • Outgoing server alternative settings (if the preferred settings do not work)
    • Server name: ibgmail.colorado.edu
    • Port: 25
    • Security: TLS
    • Username: Your IBG username
    • Password: Your IBG password
  • Outgoing using CU's mail server
    • It is possible to use CU's general outgoing server to send messages.
    • Follow the instructions at OIT's email configuration page for outgoing email only.
    • This uses your Identikey password, which may be different from your IBG password.
  • Incoming Server/POP3 server - POP3 is not a preferred method of retrieving email from the IBG mail server, but it is supported for use with services such as GMAIL, which only support POP3.
    • Server name: ibgmail.colorado.edu
    • Port: 995
    • Security: SSL
    • Username: Your IBG username
    • Password: Your IBG password
 
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