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IMAP Client Configuration

To access your WildcatMail Powered by Google account by a method other than the Web interface (i.e. an e-mail client or a smart phone) you will need to complete the following three steps.

1.) Log into you account and enable IMAP access:

IMAP access must first be enabled in your settings within the WildcatMail Powered by Google web interface. Before configuring your IMAP client follow these directions to enable IMAP access: Enable IMAP. See the related links below for configuring your specific email client. If your client is not listed, try looking at Google's IMAP configuration instructions(opens in new window).

2.) Set your IMAP password:


Log into the student password change application and change your password here:

Change or Reset Your Student Password

This will change your password for the Portal and set your WildcatMail Powered by Google IMAP password at the same time.

Faculty & Staff:

There is currently no self-service tool available for faculty and staff to set their WildcatMail Powered by Google IMAP password. Faculty and staff will need to call User Services at 898-6000 to have their IMAP password manually set before moving to step 3.

3.) Configure your e-mail clients for IMAP access:

You can use the following general information to configure IMAP with many mail clients, or see the directions below for specific clients:

IMAP Access
Incoming Mail (IMAP) Server - requires
Use SSL: Yes
Port: 993
Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server - requires (use authentication)
Use Authentication: Yes
Use STARTTLS: Yes (some clients call this SSL)
Port: 465 or 587
Account Name:your full WildcatMail address (including
Email Address:your full WildcatMail address (
Password:your WildcatMail/Portal password

We have specific instructions for configuring the following e-mail clients for use with WildcatMail powered by Google using the IMAP protocol.