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Q: How do I set up my Android device to retrieve MIT Exchange Email using IMAP?

These are not the standard native exchange instructions for connecting your device to MIT Exchange email. These are a workaround for users who need IMAP protocol functionality not provided by the native Exchange environment. If you are looking for the native MIT Exchange instructions, see: MIT Email Setup Landing


  1. If you do not have an email account already set up, select the Email icon from the home screen. Otherwise, select the Email icon, click Menu > Accounts, click Menu again and then Add Account.

Home screen

  1. You will be presented with the account setup wizard.
  2. In the following screen enter your Exchange email address and password. When finished, click Manual Setup in the lower left.

Email setup screen

  1. Select IMAP as the account type.

Select account type screen

  1. Enter the following for Incoming Server Settings.
    • Username: your username
    • Password: your password
    • IMAP Server:
    • Port: 993
    • Security Type* SSL
  2. Click Next.

Incoming server settings screen

  1. Enter the following for Outgoing Server Settings.
    • SMTP Server:
    • Port: 465
    • Security Type: SSL
    • Require Login: Checked
    • Username: your username
    • Password: your password
  2. Click Next.

Outgoing server settings screen

  1. On the following screen choose the frequency that you would like your phone to automatically check for mail (if any). Please note that a shorter time period will have a negative effect on battery life. Click Next.

Account options screen

  1. Enter your name and the nickname you would like to give this account and click Done.

Email account name

  1. Your device should now be receiving email. Please send a test message to ensure that your device is configured to send email correctly.

Basic settings

Incoming server:
Port: 993
Connection type: SSL
Authentication: Normal password

Outgoing server:
Port: 465 or 587
Connection type: SSL
Authentication: Normal password

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Last Modified:

April 21, 2017

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