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Configuration Settings for IMAP

This document contains common settings for IMAP compatible clients. Only users who are familiar with IMAP will find this document useful. For support with specific clients, please see our client support pages.

Note: Reed is adopting Gmail. Incoming students will be using Gmail by default while current students can choose to migrate now. Faculty and staff can migrate after commmencement. The information below is intended for those using the old IMAP system which will soon be phased out. Learn more about the migration to Gmail.

Reed's IMAP Settings

Configure your client with the following settings:

  • The server is imap.reed.edu.
  • Your username is your network username (example: if your first name was Firstname, and your last name was Lastname, your username would be lastnamf).
  • Your password is your network password.
  • Enable Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).
  • The port is 993 (typically denoted as default).
For Thunderbird 3, Authentication is normal password and connection security is SSL/TLS. Other settings are the same.

Reed's SMTP Settings

Configure your client with the following settings:

  • The server is smtp.reed.edu.
  • If your client allows, Authentication should be set to Password (or GSSAPI).
  • Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) or TLS should be enabled.
  • The port number is 587. Alternatively, the default setting (port 25) may also work.
For Thunderbird 3, Authentication is normal password and connection security is STARTLS. Other settings are the same.

Reed's LDAP Settings

Configure your client with the following settings:

  • The server is ldap.reed.edu.
  • For Search Base, enter (exactly as shown): ou=people,dc=reed,dc=edu.
  • The port is 389.