You are here: Foswiki>TIG Web>EmailTopics>AppleIOSMail (revision 9)EditAttach

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

Initial setup

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

  1. From the home screen, tap "Settings" (gear icon), then "Mail, Contacts, Calendars"
  2. Tap "Add Account...", "Other", then "Add Mail Account"
  3. Enter your name, email address, and IMAP/webmail password, as in [A], then tap "Save".
    • Under Incoming Mail Server, use "Host Name:" and your CSAIL "User Name:".
    • Under Outgoing Mail Server, use "Host Name:" as well as "User Name:" and re-enter your IMAP "Password:" as in [B], then tap "Save".
  4. After a minute, you should see "Your account has been verified."
  5. Tap "SMTP:", then "". Change "Use SSL" to "ON", then go back by tapping "< SMTP" and "<".
  6. Tap "Advanced". "Drafts" and "Deleted Mailbox" should list "On My iPhone", as in [C]. If not, tap the mailbox name, then tap already-selected "On My iPhone" folder. We recommend sharing your sent mailbox with other mail clients - for "Sent", navigate under "On the Server" to select Sent.
  7. Customize further as desired. When satisfied, press back until you can press "Done" to save settings before pressing Home and checking your mail using the "Mail" icon.

Screenshots A | B | C below:

iPhoneMailA_NewAccount.png iPhoneMailB_NewAccountDetails.png iPhoneMailC_OnMyiPhone.png


  • Problems sending mail? Make sure that Settings -> Mail, Contacts, Calendar -> [Your CSAIL address] -> Account -> Outgoing Mail Server/SMTP shows
  • Deleting messages gives "can't move to trash"? Re-do steps 6 and 7, above.
Edit | Attach | Print version | History: r12 | r10 < r9 < r8 < r7 | Backlinks | View wiki text | Edit WikiText | More topic actions...
Topic revision: 17 Nov 2011, ArthurProkosch

MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory


  • About CSAIL
  • Research
  • News + Events
  • Resources
  • People

This site is powered by Foswiki MIT: Massachusetts Institute of Technology