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Email Server Information

  • ITS provides support for Outlook and Outlook Web Access (OWA) clients connecting to the Exchange server.
  • ITS recommends Outlook Webmail (OWA) https://mail.linfield.edu, for connecting to the Exchange server and reading your Linfield email from off campus and for all Linfield students.
  • The following information can be used to configure other clients such as smart phones should someone choose to do so.  This information is provided with the understanding that you assume full responsibility for this and that ITS may be unable to assist you.

To configure an Exchange compatible device such as a smartphone:

Find the email account settings menu of your device. Please consult your instruction manual to find the menu for email account settings. 

Select Microsoft Exchange as the account type:

Server: mail.linfield.edu

Domain: catnet

Security: Use SSL to connect

For a device without the option to add a Microsoft Exchange account:

Incoming Server: mail.linfield.edu

Outgoing Server: smtp.linfield.edu

Domain: catnet

Security: This server requires an encrypted (SSL) connection

 

Allow time for the device to synchronize with the server. It may take several minutes for the synchronization to finish so please be patient. 

  • ITS can provide some configuration support for Linfield owned cell phones/smartphones.
  • ITS may not be able to assist depending on the device model.  Please be aware that this information is provided with the understanding that you assume full responsibility and that ITS may be unable to provide support.

 

To configure a client other than Outlook or Entourage:

Make sure the client supports IMAP. IMAP clients such as Thunderbird or Apple Mail can be configured to connect to the Exchange server.  Microsoft Exchange server does not support POP3 clients at this time.

  • Please be aware that ITS only provides support for Outlook clients.
  • Not all features provided by the Microsoft Exchange server may be available to other IMAP clients.  Features such as Public Folders may not be accessible or may not function properly.
  • ITS recommends Outlook Webmail (OWA) https://mail.linfield.edu, for connecting to the Exchange server and reading your Linfield email from off campus and for all Linfield students.

Find the email account settings menu in your IMAP client.  Once you have located the account settings menu you can populate the following information.

Incoming Server: mail.linfield.edu

Outgoing Server: smtp.linfield.edu

Security: Start TLS needs to be enabled for the connection.