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Settings and Configuration Info

Terms Used On This Page

Here is a brief explanation of some abbreviations as they apply to the purposes of this document:

  • IMAPInternet Message Access Protocol: Email is received and stored on the server.
  • POPPost Office Protocol: Email is downloaded and stored on your device. Not recommended.
  • LDAPLightweight Directory Access Protocol: A method used to access central directory information.
  • SMTPSimple Mail Transfer Protocol: The method used to send email across the Internet.

IMAP, POP, & LDAP Settings for UVA Email Accounts

Which UVA Email Account Do You Want to Configure?

How to configure an email program on your computer or mobile device to read your UVA email account:

UVA Centralized Exchange Service

UVA Exchange Service

These IMAP and POP settings for the UVA Centralized Exchange Service can be plugged into any email program on your computer or mobile device.

Per UVA Centralized Exchange policies and to provide the most reliable performance for everyone, ITS recommends using a supported version of Outlook email software or the Outlook Web App (OWA) for computers and only supports ActiveSync mobile connections to the UVA Exchange Service.

Exchange Settings IMAP Configuration POP Configuration (NOT Recommended) LDAP Configuration Outgoing Mail (SMTP)
Username Your computingID@eservices.virginia.edu; e.g., mst3k@eservices.virginia.edu
Password Your Exchange password is the same as your Eservices password. (forgotten it?)
Servers mail.eservices.virginia.edu LDAP server: ldap.virginia.edu
Search base: o=University of Virginia,c=US
mail.eservices.virginia.edu
Ports Standard; does not need setting 995 - Standard; does not need setting
Secure Connections TLS (SSL if TLS unavailable) SSL - TLS (SSL if TLS unavailable) with authentication
Authentication Method Username and Password Username and Password - Username and Password
How to Access Your UVA Exchange Account

Via an email program on your computer: See Connect to Exchange on a Windows PC or Connect to Exchange on a Mac.

In an app on your mobile device or smartphone: See Connecting a Mobile Device to the UVA Exchange Service.

On the Web: Your Exchange account may also be accessed online from anywhere, via Outlook Web App (OWA).

UVA Gmail

UVA Gmail

These IMAP and POP settings for UVA Gmail can be plugged into any email program on your computer or mobile device.

UVA Gmail Settings IMAP Configuration POP Configuration (NOT Recommended) Outgoing Mail (SMTP)
Username Your full @virginia.edu address; e.g., mst3k@virginia.edu.
Password

For access via the UVA Email Switchboard: The password you use to log into NetBadge. (forgotten it?)

For other access (see options below): The password you set directly with Google for IMAP/POP access.

Servers imap.gmail.com pop.gmail.com smtp.gmail.com
Ports 993 995 465 or 587
Secure Connections SSL SSL TLS (SSL if TLS unavailable) with authentication
How to Access Your UVA Gmail Account

Via an email program on your computer:See the FAQ, How do I access my UVA email account using an email program on my computer (via IMAP)? or Gmail's support website for help.

In an app on your mobile device or smartphone: See the FAQ, How do I access my UVA email account on my smartphone or mobile device? or Gmail's support website for help.

On the Web: Go to www.mail.virginia.edu or see the FAQ, How do I check my UVA email account on the Web?

  Page Updated: 2016-05-25