Configuring email clients

Do not apply these instructions to Outlook on your College-owned computer, as that is configured differently and maintained by ITS.

Note: An IMAP configuration is strongly recommended because it keeps your email on the mail server, allowing you to access it from more than one location. These settings are to be used both on and off campus.

Configuration Information Summary

  • Incoming (IMAP or POP) server: incoming.lafayette.edu
  • Outgoing (SMTP) server: outgoing.lafayette.edu
  • Incoming port (for IMAP): 993
  • Incoming port (for POP): 995
  • Submission/sending port (for SMTP): 465
  • Secure sockets, SSL, Use secure connection, etc. should be enabled for both sending and receiving mail
  • E-mail/Return/Reply to address: UserName@lafayette.edu
    (DO NOT use UserName@mail.lafayette.edu OR leave this blank)
  • SMTP Authentication should be set to password
  • Allow authentication or Use name and password for sending mail should be checked

Configuring popular email clients

Outlook (Non-college-owned computers only)

  1. Open Outlook and click [Next] at the Welcome screen.
    Outlook Welcome Screen
  2. Select Yes and click [Next].
    Outlook Welcome Screen
  3. Select Manual setup or additional sever types and click [Next].
    Add Account
  4. Select POP or IMAP and click [Next].
    Outlook Configuration
  5. Be sure that IMAP is the selected Account type and add the following information:
    Outlook Configuration
    • E-mail Address: NetID@lafayette.edu (e.g., shakespw@lafayette.edu)
    • User Name: Your Lafayette NetID (e.g., shakespw)
    • Log on using Secure Password Authentication (SPA): leave this unchecked.
    • Incoming mail server (IMAP): incoming.lafayette.edu
    • Outgoing mail server (SMTP): outgoing.lafayette.edu
  6. Click the [More Settings] button then click the [Advanced] tab and add the following:
    Outlook Configuration
    • Incoming server (IMAP): 993
    • Use the following encrypted connection: Select SSL from the drobdown menu
    • Outgoing server (SMTP): 465
    • Use the following encrypted connection: Select SSL from the drobdown menu
  7. Next, click the [Outgoing Server] tab and make the following changes:
    Outlook Configuration
    • My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication: Enable by placing a checkmark in the box
  8. Click [OK] and then [Next].
  9. Outlook will then test the configuration. Click OK when the test has succeeded.

Mac OS X Mail

  1. From the Mac OS X Mail menu, click Mail then Preferences.
  2. Click the Accounts icon located along the top then click [+] in the lower-left corner.
    Mac Mail Configuration
  3. Select Add Other Mail Account and click [Continue]
    Mac Mail Configuration
  4. Enter your information and click [Create]
    Mac Mail Configuration
  5. In a few moments, you will see “Account must be manually configured.” Click [Next]
    Mac Mail Configuration
  6. Ensure IMAP is selected and enter the following information
    Mac Mail Configuration
    • Mail Server: incoming.lafayette.edu
    • User Name: Your Lafayette NetID
    • Password: Your Lafayette Password
  7. Click[Next].
  8. Enter the following information
    Mac Mail Configuration
    • Port: 993
    • Check Use SSL
    • Authentication: Password
  9. Click [Next] 
  10. Enter the following information and click [Create]
    Mac Mail Configuration
    • SMTP Server: outgoing.lafayette.edu
    • User Name: Your Lafayette NetID
    • Password: Your Lafayette password
  11. In a few moments, you will see "Additional account information required." Click [Next]
    Mac Mail Configuration
  12. Enter the following information and click [Create]
    Mac Mail Configuration
    • Port: 465
    • Check Use SSL
    • Authentication: Password
  13. From the Accounts menu, click the Outgoing Mail Sever dropdown menu and select [Edit SMTP Server List]
    Mac Mail Configuration
  14. Click the [Advanced] tab and set Authentication to Password
    Mac Mail Configuration
  15. Click [OK]
  16. Close the Accounts window and Save and Update the information when prompted
    Mac Mail Configuration