Exchange Mail Client Settings Quick Reference Guide

RIT Students

Visit Google Apps at RIT for information about accessing RIT e-mail. The setup instructions below are for accounts that are not part of Google Apps at RIT.

Exchange clients

This includes Outlook, Entourage, and many mobile devices (such as Apple iOS and Android). Choose "Exchange" or "Corporate" as the e-mail account type when creating it.

Exchange server mymail.ad.rit.edu
Username Your RIT account username
Password Your RIT account password
E-mail address Your RIT account e-mail address (Example: "ritche@rit.edu")
Domain main.ad.rit.edu

For detailed instructions on setting up Outlook or Entourage, please click here.

IMAP clients

We suggest the use of the IMAP mail protocol only if your device or client does not support Exchange.

A mail program, when set up for IMAP communication, will maintain a live link to your RIT mailbox. It is rare to find an IMAP mail program that does not also support an off-line mode as well as the live link to your mailbox. An off-line mode lets you read and compose e-mail even when you are not connected to the Internet - and then synchronize when you can connect again. That keeps your computer's understanding of your mailbox in sync with what is currently on RIT's servers.

Username Your RIT account username
Password Your RIT account password
E-mail address Your RIT account e-mail address (Example: "ritche@rit.edu")
Domain main.ad.rit.edu
Incoming mail server Server: mymail.ad.rit.edu
SSL: STARTTLS
Port: 143
Authentication: Normal password
Outgoing mail server Server: mymail.ad.rit.edu
SSL: STARTTLS
Port: 587
Authentication: Kerberos / GSSAPI
Note: Some Internet Service Providers (ISPs) block outgoing mail traffic unless you use the ISPs mail servers. You may see this as a "relay error." If you are unable to use RIT's outgoing mail servers (see above), check with your ISP to determine the correct settings for outgoing mail on their network or connect to the RIT virtual private network.