Email at UVA
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:
- IMAP—Internet Message Access Protocol: Email is received and stored on the server.
- POP—Post Office Protocol: Email is downloaded and stored on your device. Not recommended.
- LDAP—Lightweight Directory Access Protocol: A method used to access central directory information.
- SMTP—Simple 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., firstname.lastname@example.org|
|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
|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||
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).
*To use Public LDAP, you must have a connection to the UVA Network.
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., email@example.com.|
For access via the
UVA Email Switchboard:
The password you use to log into NetBadge.
|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.