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Authenticated Email - The preferred way to send Email from outside of WHOI
Authenticated Email provides a way to identify you as an authorized
WHOI email account holder and therefore as someone allowed to
send email via outbox.whoi.edu. You have always needed to authenticate
to the mailx.whoi.edu server that hosts your email messages. Using
this method, you will have to enter your Email password
a second time each time you start your Email client.
This will identify you to outbox.whoi.edu. Then, for as long as
your Email client remains connected you will be allowed to send
email from off-site to any Email address, without using VPN. VPN
is still required to read internal pages and to get to hosts that
are protected by our Institutional firewall.
The many varieties of Email clients are all slightly different
but all have a method for setting the properties of the SMTP server
to be used by your mail account.
In general, use the following Outgoing Server (SMTP) Settings
- Outgoing Server (SMTP) Servername -> outbox.whoi.edu
- Port -> 587
- Check -> 'Use name and password' or "authentication"
- User Name: WHOI Email name (without the @whoi.edu - ex. jdoe)
- For SMTP authentication and SSL
encryption, use secure connection TLS or SSL "Always", or "Required"
Instructions for specific Email clients