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Set Up a Desktop Email Client for UBmail Powered by Google

Learn how to configure a desktop email client, such as Microsoft Outlook or Mozilla Thunderbird, for your UBmail Powered by Google account.

1. Enable IMAP

IMAP keeps your email messages on the server, so that you can access your email anytime, anywhere, from any device. POP downloads your messages to a specific device. Your email can only be accessed from that device.

2. Configure an Email Client

Configure your client, including Apple Mail, Outlook or Thunderbird:

3. Use These Email Client Settings

Use the settings in the chart below to synchronize UBmail Powered by Google with your email client:


If you do not set up your outgoing (SMTP) settings properly with authentication as described below, you will not be able to send outgoing email from off campus.

Incoming (IMAP)


port: 993

client setting: SSL (Secure Sockets Layer protocol)

Incoming (POP)


port: 995

client setting: SSL (Secure Sockets Layer protocol)

Outgoing (SMTP)


port: 465

client setting: SSL (Secure Sockets Layer protocol)

Directory (LDAP)

Search Base/Root: o=University at Buffalo, c=us

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