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Accessing CSAIL IMAP from an iOS device (iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch)

Initial setup

The below instructions assume iOS 3.x or 4.x. (Settings -> General -> About -> Version)

  1. Install the CSAIL Master CA on your iPhone (see Step 1 of iPhone Certs Install for details)
  2. From the home screen, tap "Settings" (gear icon), then "Mail, Contacts, Calendars"
  3. Tap "Add Account...", "Other", then "Add Mail Account"
  4. Enter your name, email address @csail.mit.edu, and IMAP password, [A] then tap "Save"
    • Under Incoming Mail Server, use "Host Name:" imap.csail.mit.edu and your CSAIL "User Name:".
    • Under Outgoing Mail Server, use "Host Name:" outgoing.csail.mit.edu as well as "User Name:" and re-enter your IMAP "Password:" [B], then tap "Save"
  5. After a minute, you should see "Your account has been verified."
  6. Tap "SMTP: outgoing.csail.mit.edu", then "outgoing.csail.mit.edu". Change "Use SSL" to "ON", then go back by tapping "< SMTP" and "< you@csail.mit.edu".
  7. Tap "Advanced". All of "Drafts/Sent/Deleted Mailbox" should list "On My iPhone", as in [C]. If not, tap the mailbox name, then tap already-selected "On My iPhone" folder. (If desired, you may store Sent in your IMAP Sent mailbox, but we recommend leaving Trash and Drafts local.)
  8. Customize further as desired. When done, press Home and check your mail using the "Mail" icon.

Screenshots A | B | C below:

iPhoneMailA_NewAccount.png iPhoneMailB_NewAccountDetails.png iPhoneMailC_OnMyiPhone.png

Troubleshooting

  • Problems sending mail? Make sure that Settings -> Mail, Contacts, Calendar -> [Your CSAIL address] -> Account -> Outgoing Mail Server/SMTP shows outgoing.csail.mit.edu.
  • Deleting messages gives "can't move to trash"? Re-do step 7, above.
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Topic revision: 25 May 2011, ArthurProkosch
 

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