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There are many email programs available for the Mac, and so the choice is up to you. Below is the information that you will need to configure your email program to read your Essex email:
SMTP Server smtp.essex.ac.uk
POP3 Server see Note 1 and Note 2 below
POP3 Username your Essex login name
POP3 Account <POP3 username>@<POP3 server>
Note 1: Your POP3 server will depend on what department you are in and when you joined the university To find out which server your e-mail is on, follow the appropriate link on the web page :-
Enter the pop server together with .essex.ac.uk (such as exchange3.essex.ac.uk).
Note 2: The email security feature to require a secure connection (SSL) should also be enabled for the Incoming mail (POP3) server with the port number 995. This may have to be enabled after the email program is initially configured.
Note 3: Ensure you enter your normal email address in the 'Return Address' box of your email program. This will ensure that anyone who replies to your email, will use your correct email address.
Note 4: Ensure that the option is set to leave your email on the server. Leaving
your email on the server will ensure that you will still be able to read your
email from the Lab email program as well as your own computer. You may also
want to set the option to delete email from the server when deleted from your
computer, thus providing some form of synchronisation.
Remember that you can also read your email through most web browsers (no configuration required) via the web page :-
|Configuring your Web Browser|
For browsing the web, there should be no special configuration required.
If connecting to the internet using the University as your ISP then there is no proxy required (which is the default setting for most web browsers).
If your web browser has the option
to "Automatically Detect the Proxy Server", then you can turn OFF this feature
to try to speed up its initial connection.