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At IU, what is IMAP, and how do I use it?

IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol) is a protocol for retrieving email messages and working with mailboxes on a mail server using an email client. Simple Mail Transfer Protocol is a corresponding protocol used to send outgoing mail to an IMAP server.

All email systems at Indiana University support IMAP for retrieving mail and managing mailboxes. To get instructions for configuring email clients with IMAP at IU, follow the link for the email system you use: