Set up other devices for email using Exchange, IMAP and SMTP

We recommend you use either Exchange or IMAP when configuring your email software. We do not recommend the use of POP as it is likely to cause you to lose email and you won't be able to see your entire mailbox. If your email software only supports POP then please stick with Webmail (

When connecting to any Office 365 service, make sure to enter your Essex ID in the format - not campus\mylogin or mylogin.

IMAP (incoming) SMTP (outgoing)
Incoming server type IMAP SMTP
Incoming server name
Port 993 587
SSL Yes Yes (TLS)
Authentication method Plain text Plain text
Requires authentication Yes Yes

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