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Generic Email Client Configuration

by John S. De Stefano Jr. last modified Apr 18, 2014 04:46 PM
Basic RCF email parameters that may be enough to configure most email clients, including smart phones and other mobile devices.

To configure your email client to connect to the RCF mail server and authenticate with your account credentials:

  1. In your client preferences or settings, create an account with the following attributes:
    • Incoming server (IMAP):
      • Username/password: Your RCF computing account user name and password
      • IMAP server: rcf.rhic.bnl.gov
      • Port: 993
      • Security type: SSL (or SSL/TLS)
      • IMAP path prefix: None (leave blank).
    • Outgoing server (SMTP):
      • SMTP server: rcf.rhic.bnl.gov
      • Port: 465
        Note: some users report that port 587 works instead for their clients.
      • Security type: SSL (or SSL/TLS)
        Note: some users report that STARTTLS works instead for their clients
      • Require authentication (or sign-in): Yes (enable)
      • Username/password: Your RCF computing account user name and password
  2. Save your account settings. The remainder of your settings are orthogonal to your account connection, may be client-specific, and should not affect your ability to connect to the RCF mail server.

For instructions tailored to specific clients and operating systems, see:

Please contact us to report any problems with or updates to this information.

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