How can I configure an e-mail client, such as Thunderbird and Outlook to work with Live@York?

YorkLive Frequently Asked Questions

PC Instructions

  1. Go to Start, Programs, Microsoft Office and then Microsoft Office Outlook
  2. Click “Next” to Configure your e-mail account
  3. Click “Yes” to configure Outlook to Internet E-mail.
  4. Check the box that indicates “Manually configure server settings”
  5. Choose Internet E-mail option.
  6. Set the incoming mail (POP3) and Outgoing mail (SMTP) settings to:
  • Your name: Firstname.lastname
  • E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@yorkmail.cuny.edu
  • Account type: Pop3
  • Incoming Mail Server: pop3.live.com
  • Outgoing Mail Server(SMTP): smtp.live.com
  • Username: Your firstname.lastname@yorkmail.cuny.edu.
  • Password: <your password>
  • Check the box that indicated “Require Login Using Password Authentication (SPA)”.
  • Click on “More Settings” tab.
On the Advanced Tab:
    • Check all the boxes that indicate “Enable this account, Include when automatically checking for new mail" and Use SSL Set the port number for Incoming Mail (POP3) to 995.
    • Check the box that indicates “Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).
    • Set the number for Outgoing Mail (SMTP) to 25.
    • Check the box that indicates “Leave a copy of Messages on the server” (SSL).
    • Check the box that indicates “Remove from server when deleted from ‘Deleted Items'".
  1. Click Finish to complete your configuration.
  2. MAC Instructions

    1. Click on Mail icon.
    2. On the Menu bar, under “Mail”, click on “Preferences”.
    3. In the dialog box, click on “Accounts” tab and then “Account Information”
    4. “Account type”: Pop
    5. Then set the incoming mail (POP3) and Outgoing mail (SMTP) settings to:
    • Description: York Live
    • E-mail Address:Youre-mailaddress@yorkmail.cuny.edu
    • Full Name: Firstname.Lastname
    • Incoming Mail Server: pop3.live.com
    • Username:firstname.lastname@yorkmail.cuny.edu
  3. Password: <Your password>
  4. Outgoing Mail Server(SMTP): smtp.live.com: Firstname.lastname
  5. Check the box that indicates “Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).
  6. Set the Outgoing port number for Outgoing Mail (SMTP) to 25.
  7. On the Advanced Tab:
  8. Check the box that indicate Use SSL
  9. Set the port number for Incoming Mail (POP3) to 995.
  10. Finish
  11. * Note: We highly discourage you to use POP3 due to certain drawbacks such as:

    If you use POP, you will not get a virus check/scan because anti-virus tools are on the server side.

    All messages are stored on your hard drive eating up what is sometimes very valuable space.

    Since all attachments are stored on your computer, there is a potential danger of virus attack, if they are not properly scanned.

    Since all messages are stored on your hard drive, it is accessible by anyone who uses your computer. Even if your e-mail client is password protected, it is often possible for someone to read your messages by using another application to open them.

    When configuring your mail client, make sure you check mark the box stating "Leave a copy of messages on server". Otherwise, all messages will be stored on your hard drive and subject to loss if e-mail folders or hard drives become corrupted. Recovering is often a painful exercise.

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