Date: Monday, April 18, 2011
Item: mailhub.iastate.edu access restricted from off-campus
Link: http://it.iastate.edu/cel/detail.php?id=1116

ITS has applied an incoming firewall to mailhub.iastate.edu this morning, to reduce the amount of unauthorized connections to our mail servers.

This change will affect all off-campus IMAP and POP3 connections. Off campus exchange connections and OWA (Outlook Web Access) are not affected by this change.

All external IMAP connections should now use mailauth.iastate.edu as their primary SMTP server.

As always, if there are any problems, questions, or comments, please contact the SSG at ssg@cs.iastate.edu.

Thanks!

mailauth.iastate.edu connection information

Thunderbird

To use Thunderbird, go to “account settings” and “Outgoing Server”.

The settings there should be:

  • Server Name: mailauth.iastate.edu
  • Port: 465
  • User Name: (your netid)
  • Authentication method: Normal password
  • Connection Security: SSL/TLS
Outlook Express (from off-campus)

In the mail account properties:

Servers tab:

  • Outgoing mail (SMTP): mailauth.iastate.edu
  • “My server requires authentication” is ON.

Advanced tab:

  • Server port numbers:
  • Outgoing mail (SMTP): 465
  • “This server requires a secure connection (SSL) is ON.
Apple Mail
  • Open preferences, select Accounts.
  • At the bottom is a drop-down list for outgoing mail servers. Select edit.
  • Change the server address to mailauth.iastate.edu.
  • Select Advanced.
    • Use default ports should be sufficient.
    • Check SSL.
    • Change auth drop-down to Password.
news/2011041800.txt · Last modified: 2011/04/18 09:50 by bbritt
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