How do I set up the email on iPhone for a university email address?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by AtrocityExhibit, Nov 16, 2007.

  1. AtrocityExhibit macrumors newbie

    Sep 22, 2007
    How can I figure out how to add an email account that isn't aol/gmail/yahoo etc? I want to add my school email address (from rutgers university) but how do I figure out the outgoing mail server ad such (and I have no idea what IMAP/pop/exchange mean) if someone could help me that would be great..
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA
    According to my search, Rutgers uses IMAP:

    Incoming Server: (New Brunswick/Piscataway students) (New Brunswick/Piscataway faculty/staff) (Newark students) (Newark faculty/staff) (Camden students) (Camden faculty/staff)

    Outgoing Server: (New Brunswick/Piscataway students) (New Brunswick/Piscataway faculty/staff) (Newark students) (Newark faculty/staff) (Camden students) (Camden faculty/staff)
  3. mac-convert macrumors 6502a


    Nov 2, 2006
    Are we there yet?
    Have you considered giving their IT Department a call or an email and asking them that question? They would be in the best position to supply you with the proper system names, port numbers and protocol to use.
  4. RMferrer macrumors member

    Nov 27, 2007
    how did you find this out?? i would like to use my university email as well.
  5. willorrock macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2008
    Leeds uni


    I need that info as well but for Leeds University, UK
    the web add is for the portal

    any help would be much appreciated :)
  6. DanJ macrumors newbie

    Feb 7, 2008
    Hey there,

    I was just trying to do this today, and after much searching around managed to figure it out. Leeds ISS doesn't seem to give specific instructions for generic IMAP accounts, but piecing together some other stuff, I came up with this setup that seems to be working for me -

    go to add "other" account in the mail settings and enter the following:

    Name: your name
    Description: whater you want

    Incoming Mail Server -
    Host Name:
    User Name: username
    Password: yourpassword

    Outgoing Mail Server -
    Host Name:
    enter your username and password here as well

    Click save. For me, it worked for a little bit then I got a popup saying "SSL did not work, would you like to try turning SSL off?" I clicked yes, it worked for a little while longer, then went through.

    The Leeds mail now shows up under the mail app, and I have been able to send and receive mail.

    Hope it works for you!
  7. Nismode macrumors newbie

    Aug 13, 2008
    I'm having the same problem with my university email as well at the university of hartford. I need an outgoing SMTP server, and can be used for incoming, anywhere, but it can only be used on campus for outgoing as well. Any help please?
  8. willorrock macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2008

    thanks very much for the Leeds uni email help, i set up the email fine on the iphone and the mail app,

  9. Warbrain macrumors 603


    Jun 28, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    Coming from the (un)fortunate position of being both student and tech support at my university...

    If they don't provide you with an SMTP you need to find another one. Gmail will work but it'll append your address on the end of the Gmail address. If you're using ATT you can use their SMTP settings as long as you're using the cellular network - I don't remember these off the top of my head.

    These questions are best directed towards your respective university's help desk if the information isn't widely available.
  10. nnfaris5 macrumors member

    Aug 21, 2008
  11. ed21 macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2008
    can you find the same info for Appalachian State University ??? set my email account to my iphone 3g....i tried a couple of ways but nobody could help me...i will appreciate your help...
  12. ajas91 macrumors newbie

    Jan 9, 2010
    How can I setup University of Manchester's email?
  13. kwaddles macrumors newbie

    Jan 13, 2010
    Loading university emails on iPhone

    I need to add my work account to my iPhone so that I'm able to access emails on weekends and in the evenings. The web address is: I was previously able to do this with no problems, but our server was reconfigured on Jan. 4 and I've been unable to access them since. Our IS department has been unable to assist me, they just say that a number of iPhone users are having the same problem. Would appreciate any help you can provide.
  14. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Contact your IT department or check online with your school's website to see what setting they recommend for email clients. Normally, the same settings for email clients apply to the iPhone.
  15. kwaddles macrumors newbie

    Jan 13, 2010
    I've already done that and none of their directions are working. I even took the phone over to the IT department and let them try to figure it out.
  16. Greg macrumors newbie

    Jul 18, 2002
    Do you have your Mail set up in your computer? Then just sync your email using iTunes ...easy
  17. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Can you point me out to the page where the directions are?
  18. KatieD22 macrumors newbie

    Mar 12, 2010
    I attend Saint Peters College and I can't figure out how to get my email on here. and if I select other I don't know how to get all the server details. does anyone know I can find this information
  19. acoynerr macrumors newbie

    Aug 29, 2010

    i would like to set up my email for simmons college on my iphone 4.. how do i do it?
  20. SweetHelloKitty, Jan 18, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2011

    SweetHelloKitty macrumors newbie

    Jan 18, 2011
    Setting up email on iphone

    If it would be okay with you I need help setting up my email for Southern Oregon University.
    I tried following the one for Leeds but it didn't work.
    The emails for students at Southern Oregon University are:

    but I can't set up the account through gmail on my Iphone I already tried
  21. Jcloud8 macrumors member

    Mar 27, 2010
    I couldnt get my school email to work with any phone i have had so this is what i did...

    1. Take your school email and make a gmail account that's identical to your school email (or different it doesn't matter)

    2. Then go into your school email and go into your settings and have ALL messages sent to ur school email FORWARDED to the new Gmail account (or any other email service you prefer that is compatible with the iphone)

    3. Add the Gmail account to your phone every time an email is sent to you school email it will automatically forward it to ur iphone/mobile device... this is what i had to do.
  22. iwonderphone macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2011
    iphone 4 school email setup

    1.How I set up my School E-mail "on Iphone 4" account was by going to and creating a new account using my school email as user name. Or click here or copy and paste

    2. Then you have to go to your school email and verify acount.
    3. When verified, go to settings on your iphone
    4. Then click mail,contacts,calendars
    5. Click add account
    6. Click other
    7. Click add mail account
    8. Type your name/email address/password/ description "as what ever"
    9. Then click next
    10. Then at the top click the POP instead of the IMAP
    11. Then as host "for incoming" name type username is full email address/ then your password
    12. For outgoing mail server, type for the host, then for user name is full email address again then your password
    13. FINALLY click save at the top and wait for it to verify. this was only for the Verizon Iphone 4, but I am sure that it would work for other Iphone 4's.
  23. dlomba macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2011
    need incoming/outgoing server for this university

    hi, I need the incoming and outgoing server for this university

    thank you very much.
  24. ALopez859 macrumors newbie

    Nov 3, 2011
    need help to set up Manchester Community College on Iphone 4

    Hi, I need help setting up my school email account to my iphone. I do not know if it is exchange or any of the others, nor do I know the host name. My school is manchester community college. If anyone could help that would be great!
  25. lr2701 macrumors newbie

    Dec 3, 2011
    I'm a student at Houston Baptist University. Could anyone please help me set up my email account!!!! :)

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