External Email Clients

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This page is a how-to guide for setting up your phone or desktop email client to receive mail from your mcgilleus account.

Zentyal Mail

This section applies to users who are using the standard McGill EUS email interface. If you are not sure which kind of user you are, then you should read this section.

Desktop Clients

Thunderbird

To connect your EUS mail account to Thunderbird, use the following settings.

Server Settings:

Server Type: IMAP Mail Server
Server Name: mail.mcgilleus.ca
Port: 143
User Name: username@mcgilleus.ca
Connection security: STARTTLS
Authentication method: Normal password


Outgoing Server (SMTP) Settings

Server Name: smtp.mcgilleus.ca
Port: 587
Connection security: STARTTLS
Authentication method: Normal password
User name: username@mcgilleus.ca

Apple Mail

To connect your EUS mail account to Apple Mail, follow these steps.

  1. Open System Preferences and select Internet Accounts, then click "Add Other Account"
  2. Choose "Add a Mail Account"
  3. Enter your name, email address and password. The window will say Account must be manually configured.
  4. Input the following settings

Incoming Mail Server Info

Account Type: IMAP
Mail server: mail.mcgilleus.ca
Username: username@mcgilleus.ca
Password: your password


Outgoing Mail Server Info

SMTP server: smtp.mcgilleus.ca
User name: username@mcgilleus.ca
Password: your password
  1. Open Mail Settings and select the account you just created
  2. Under Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP), select Edit SMTP server list
  3. Select the server named smtp.mcgilleus.ca, click advanced, and input the following settings:
Port: 587
Use SSL: check this box
Authentication: Password
Username: username@mcgilleus.ca
Password: your password