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Getting Downstate email on your laptop, smartphone or tablet

Setting Up Computers, Smartphones and Other Devices to Access Downstate E-mail

Besides logging into email via a web browser, users can also configure software ("email clients") to access their email.  Apple Mail and Microsoft Outlook are two common clients.  Smartphones such as iPhone, tablets such as iPad, Kindle and Nook and other mobile devices like iPods also have email clients. You will need to enter certain settings for your Downstate email account. The following are general settings for Downstate email.

===Smartphone Or Other Mobile Devices:===

It is possible to automatically configure certain smartphones and other devices to access your email.  Such items include:

  • Apple iPhone, iTouch or iPad
  • Nokia smartphones
  • Android smartphones
  • Windows Mobile smartphones

If you have one of the mobile devices listed above, open a web browser on your device and go to:

     http://mobile.downstate.edu

Log in with your nine digit Downstate student ID number (SID) as your username.  Use the password that you are already using to access your Downstate email.  You will be asked to create a profile; the mobile client will then install and configure your email settings.

If you have a different device (such as a Blackberry), it is still possible to configure that device manually.  See below.

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Email client software settings:

IMAP or POP.

IMAP is recommended since it leaves a copy of the messages on a central email server.

Incoming server:

Faculty & Administrators: email1.downstate.edu
KC, UHB Hospital Staff: email2.downstate.edu

Students: email3.downstate.edu

LICH Hospital Staff: email5.downstate.edu

Outgoing mail server:

outgoing.downstate.edu

To block spammers from using our email system to send bulk mail, users need to be registered in order to use this server.  Send an email to helpdesk@downstate.edu listing your name, department/degree program and your contact information. 

In order to send mail, your email client will need to 'log on'.  Make sure "Requires authenticated login" option is enabled with "Use same settings as my incoming mail server".

Directory/LDAP services (allows the email software to 'see' the campus mail directory):

directory.downstate.edu

In order to access the directory, your email client will need to 'log on'.  Make sure "Requires authenticated login" option is enabled with "Use same settings as my incoming mail server".

 Server port numbers (may need to choose an "Advanced" settings option to input these):

Incoming server (IMAP): 143
Outgoing server (SMTP) 465 (for SSL)or 567

Directory server: 389 or 636 (for SSL)

If you require further assistance, please drop by the Academic Help Desk in the Medical Library, Monday through Friday, noon-1 pm and 4-5 pm.
JMN 2013-May-15

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