IMAP and POP server 4.5
Date of last revision: 01/09/2001
IMAP and POP servers allow you to access your e-mail without logging in to
the Design Center system.
IMAP, the Internet Message Access Protocol, leaves your messages on our mail server, while POP, the Post Office Protocol, is an older protocol that transfers your messages to your email client software. We recommend using IMAP if your mail client supports both protocols.
IMAP and POP server 4.5 help index:
Accessing IMAP and POP server 4.5
There are too many different mail clients for us to tell you exactly how to configure your software. However, the information you will need for any client is listed here.
The IMAP server is imap.engr.scu.edu.
The POP server is pop.engr.scu.edu.
Use your Unix username and password.
- Most POP clients will delete messages on the server when you download them by default, which means that you will not be able to access them with any other client. If this is not what you want, be sure to look for an option to leave messages on the server. Some newer POP clients will let you leave the messages on the server but delete any messages you delete in your POP client.
- This is the first time we have offered IMAP service. Please let us know if you run into any problems with it.
- The IMAP and POP servers create a fake email message to keep track of which messages you have seen and which you have not. Newer mail clients will recognize this and ignore it, but older mail clients (such as elm) will display this as a message with the subject "DON'T DELETE THIS MESSAGE -- FOLDER INTERNAL DATA" or something similar. If you delete this message, the IMAP and POP servers will not remember which messages they have already given you.
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