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Generic Email Client Configuration

by John S. De Stefano Jr. last modified May 08, 2020 11:26 AM
Basic RCF email parameters that may be enough to configure most email clients, including smart phones and other mobile devices.

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The DOE has mandated that all non-MFA protected IMAP servers at DOE facilities be blocked from the Internet on April 15,2020. See link below for more details.

https://www.phy.bnl.gov/computing/index.php/RCF_Email_MFA

The below instructions will only work from BNL campus networks.

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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