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Set Up Your Email

Configure your device for UBmail Powered by Google.

Step 1: Enable Either IMAP or POP

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

Step 2: Add Account

  • iOS:
    1. Open the Settings app
    2. Tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars
    3. Tap Add Account...
    4. Tap Gmail or Google
  • Android 4+ (may vary by device):
    1. Tap Gmail app
    2. Tap Add Account
    3. Tap Personal (IMAP or POP)
  • Desktop Clients (Thunderbird, Outlook, Mac Mail):
    • Thunderbird: Tools > Account Settings. Click Account Actions and select Add Mail Account.
    • Outlook: File >Info. Click Add Account.
    • Mac Mail: Mail > Add Account.  Select Google and click on Continue.

Step 3: Configure Settings

Use these settings if you enabled IMAP

  • Username: Your UBITName (remove @buffalo.edu if it adds it automatically)
  • Password: Your UBIT password
  • Server or IMAP server: imap.buffalo.edu
  • Port: 993
  • Client Setting: SSL (or SSL/TLS)
  • SMTP Server: smtp.buffalo.edu
  • Port: 465
  • Client Setting: SSL (or SSL/TLS)

If available:

  • Directory: ldap.buffalo.edu
  • Search Base/Root: o=University at Buffalo, c=us

Use these settings if you enabled POP

  • Username: Your UBITName (remove @buffalo.edu if it adds it automatically)
  • Password: Your UBIT password
  • Server or POP server: pop.buffalo.edu
  • Port: 995
  • Client Setting: SSL (or SSL/TLS)
  • SMTP Server: smtp.buffalo.edu
  • Port: 465
  • Client Setting: SSL (or SSL/TLS)

If available:

  • Directory: ldap.buffalo.edu
  • Search Base/Root: o=University at Buffalo, c=us

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