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Other email clients

Information for those wishing to run unsupported mail clients against Birkbeck servers.

While the Birkbeck GMail service via the web is recommended for students, and Exchange via Outlook is recommended for staff, some users prefer to use unsupported or legacy email clients, and while ITS cannot provide support, there is no restriction on their use.

These IMAP Clients are supported by Google, and these POP clients.

The following information is required in order to configure email clients which are not supported.

  • IMAP and POP servers (for reading mail)
    • imap.gmail.com (note that this must first be enabled within the GMail service).
    • pop.gmail.com
  • smtp server (for sending mail)
    • smtp.gmail.com

Your username will be requested and may need to be given in the form username@mail.bbk.ac.uk.

Please ensure you familiarise yourself with Google's recommendations when using IMAP