Reading Email Remotely
When you are outside of the C.S. department, you should always use a secure
(Internet Message Access
Protocol) or POP
(Post Office Protocol) connection to the departmental mail server. Using a secure connection
makes password sniffing impossible and increases the security of our department and your data.
The following section will explain how to connect securely using
General Configuration values for secure email
Set your mail server to mail.cs.duke.edu, this
will allow both Thunderbird/Netscape and Outlook to acces the
mail server's certificate, without a warning message.
The secure imap (simap) port is 993.
The secure imap (spop) port is 995.
Relaying Email from outside the department
Many users wish to send email through the department server when
they are using computers outside the CS network. Typically this will
result in a relaying denied message; relaying email in this
way is a common technique used to send SPAM. User's wishing to relay
their email will need to use
SMTP AUTH/STARTTLS, which
allows only users with valid CS accounts to relay email through the
department server from outside the CS network.
If you have any questions please contact
the Lab Staff.