Email configuration (servizio MAIL)
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Email activation

To activate an institutional mailbox (associated to an email address like name.surname@dsf.unica.it), with authenticated access (username/password) via POP and IMAP protocols, via web interface (SquirrelMail) or via command line (mutt), unregistered users must fill the registration and request web form.

Registered users which have not yet requested service activation, but with active SSH or PROXY/WIRELESS services, must instead fill the request web form.

Registered users with an active institutional mailbox, who should need a new additional mailbox, must fill the request web form.

Once obtained username, password and email address, necessary to both manage and to configure email clients, it is possible to use the institutional mailbox in one of following ways.

Web access to email

After obtaining the credentials (username/password), it is possible to access the institutional mailbox using any web browser, both for reading and for sending email, following the link Webmail, also available from Internet (e.g. at home).

The connection uses HTTPS secure protocol and the X509 certificate is signed by TERENA.

Incoming email via POP protocol

After obtaining the credentials (username/password), it is possible to access the institutional mailbox using any clent (e.g. Thunderbird or Outlook) working with POP3 protocol.

Access from Internet (e.g. at home) is only allowed via secure mode.

The X509 certificate used by secure POP3 is signed by TERENA.

NOTICE: POP3 protocol is recommended only if mailbox is accessed from a single location (e.g. office PC).

The following table summarizes the parameters necessary to configure the incoming server.

POP3 CONFIGURATION PARAMETERS (incoming email)
Protocol Server Port Username Security Authentication Leave messages on server
POP pop.dsf.unica.it 110 use your own username none normal password (trasmitted insecurely) no
POP pop.dsf.unica.it 110 use your own username STARTTLS normal password no
POP secure* pop.dsf.unica.it 995 use your own username SSL/TLS normal password no
* access from Internet is allowed

Incoming email via IMAP protocol

After obtaining the credentials (username/password), it is possible to access the institutional mailbox using any clent (e.g. Thunderbird or Outlook) working with IMAP protocol.

Access from Internet (e.g. at home) is only allowed via secure mode.

The X509 certificate used by secure IMAP is signed by TERENA.

The following table summarizes the parameters necessary to configure the incoming server.

IMAP CONFIGURATION PARAMETERS (incoming email)
Protocol Server Port Username Security Authentication IMAP server directory
IMAP imap.dsf.unica.it 143 use your own username none normal password (trasmitted insecurely) Mail
IMAP imap.dsf.unica.it 143 use your own username STARTTLS normal password Mail
IMAP secure* imap.dsf.unica.it 993 use your own username SSL/TLS normal password Mail
* access from Internet is allowed

Outgoing email via SMTP protocol

An outgoing server using SMTP protocol must be configured to send email, no matter if the client uses POP or IMAP protocol for reading email.

Access from Internet (e.g. at home) is only allowed with authentication.

The X509 certificate used by authenticated SMTP is signed by TERENA.

The following table summarizes the parameters necessary to configure the outgoing server.

SMTP CONFIGURATION PARAMETERS (outgoing email)
Protocol Server Port Security Authentication
SMTP smtp.dsf.unica.it 25 none do not specify username
SMTP with authentication* mailgw.dsf.unica.it 25 STARTTLS use your own username
* access from Internet is allowed