Secure Your Outoing Mail!

Lehigh users now have the option of setting up security features for outoing mail on the Lehigh network This offers several advantages:

The disadvantages are:

 

Instructions for Setting up Secure Outgoing Mail

For Mozilla Thunderbird:

  1. From the inbox, go to the Tools menu and select Account Settings.

  2. In the left hand column select "Outgoing Server (SMTP).

  3. Make sure the mail server is mail.lehigh.edu, the port is 587.

  4. Click the checkbox for the option "Use Name and Password" and enter your 4 or 6 character username in the box.

  5. Under Use Secure Connection, select "TLS."

 

For Mozilla Seamonkey 1.7.x or Netscape 7.x:

  1. From the inbox, go to the Edit menu and select Mail and Newsgroup Account Settings.

  2. Select Outgoing Server (SMTP)

  3. Make sure the mail server is mail.lehigh.edu, and the port is 587

  4. Place a check in the box next to "Use name and Password" and enter your 4 or 6 character username in the box (e.g., sek2)

  5. Under Use Secure Connection, select "TLS."

 

For Outlook Express

  1. From the inbox, go to the Tools menu and select Accounts.

  2. Select the mail.lehigh.edu account and click on the Properties button

  3. Click on the Servers tab and put a check by "My server requires authentication" under Outgoing Mail Server.

  4. In the Account Name box enter your username (leave the password box blank).

  5. Next click on the Advanced tab. Make sure the Outgoing Mail Server port setting is 587, and put a check mark by "This server requires a secure connection (SSL)" under both Outgoing Mail (SMTP) and Incoming Mail (IMAP).

  6. Now click on Apply and OK, then click on Close under the Internet Accounts box to finish your setup.

 

Troubleshooting -- If these settings do not work (you can't send outgoing mail)...

If you use Symantec Antivirus, you may need to change one of the software settings to disable mail checking.

If you use an ISP which disallows SMTP connections outside of its network, you may need to change the port to 587 and the Security protocol to SSL (step 3 in Mozilla and Netscape; step 5 in Outlook Express).

If you have questions about setup, contact the Help Desk at 610.758.4357.

Nov, 2006
jtr2




Last updated: Wednesday, 21-Jan-2009 16:55:45 EST