Required Settings

Receiving and sending mail using the Biology or Geosciences servers relies on plaintext passwords sent over encrypted communications channels (SSL for POP or IMAP, STARTTLS for SMTP). Below are the names used by many email clients for essential configuration items and their required values. Configuration guides for supported email clients can be found on the Computer Services page for Email.

Biology Users

Configuration Item Value
mail server (POP/IMAP and SMTP) marlin.bio.umass.edu
POP over SSL port number 995
IMAP over SSL port number 993
SMTP over STARTTLS port number 587

Geosciences Users

Configuration Item Value
mail server (POP/IMAP and SMTP) eclogite.geo.umass.edu
POP over SSL port number 995
IMAP over SSL port number 993
SMTP over STARTTLS port number 587