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Setting Up Email On Your Smartphone

For Students

Your Microsoft Office 365 account is used for all student email. In addition, your account includes a calendar, online file storage through OneDrive for Business, and many other features. With Outlook Web App (a version of Microsoft Outlook that runs in your web browser) or by setting up your Smartphone's email application, you can stay in sync with your email from your phone

For more information about setting up your smartphone, please go to http://www.ric.edu/studenttoolbox/Office_365/msonline.htm#devices.

For Faculty/Staff (Using Outlook Web Access)

Unlike with student accounts, faculty and staff email is hosted at Rhode Island College on an internal Microsoft Exchange server and the settings for student setup will not work. The correct setup procedure for your faculty and staff account will be different depending on what type of mobile device you have. Please select your device from the list below.

Some phones do not use Microsoft Exchange or ActiveSync and cannot be configured to sync contact and calendar data. For these phones, mail configuration settings for POP and IMAP are provided below. IMAP is generally safer than POP, which may result in the accidental removal of mail from the server. Due to the large number of devices available, our instructions are specific to the operating system of your device, not necessarily the model.

NOTE: The POP and IMAP configuration settings also work if you have a Multimedia phone.

Listed below are links and setup information for the college-specific Exchange settings of the five most used mobile operating systems and POP/IMAP settings:

Android Configuration

Droid

These instructions are specific for the Verizon Wireless Motorola DROID and DROID X. They may work for other Android-based smartphones. If you need assistance, please contact your mobile provider.

Setting Up Your Motorola Droid or Droid X

Outside LinkConfiguring your DROID with Exchange (ActiveSync)

Outside LinkConfiguring your DROID X with Exchange (ActiveSync)

 

Username

  • RIC\jdoe

Exchange Server

  • Webmail.ric.edu
  • Check the options:
    • Use secure connection (SSL)
    • Accept all SSL Certificates

 

Blackberry Configuration

Blackberry

The email setup on a Blackberry is done via the Blackberry Internet Service (BIS) that is mobile provider dependent.
Go to Outside LinkBlackberry Email Setup and click on the link of your mobile provider and follow the instructions.  Note that you have to create a BIS Email account if you not already done so. If you need assistance, please contact your mobile provider.

Setting Up Your Blackberry

The following instructions are for configuring college email access on your Blackberry using Exchange Outlook Web Access (WebMail).

Outside LinkConfiguring your Blackberry with Exchange (Outlook Web Access)

Web Access URL

Username:  RIC\jdoe

Mailbox name: jdoe

 

Apple iPhone and iPod Touch Configuration

Apple iPhone

The following instructions are for configuring college email access on your iPhone or iPod Touch.

Setting Up Your iPhone/iPod Touch 

Outside LinkConfiguring your iPhone/iPod Touch with Exchange (ActiveSync)

 

Username

  • RIC\jdoe

Exchange Server

  • Webmail.ric.edu
  • Check the options:
    • Use secure connection (SSL)
    • Accept all SSL Certificates

 

 

Windows Mobile Configuration

Windows Mobile

The following instructions are for configuring college email access on your Windows Mobile device.

Setting Up Your Windows Mobile Device 

Outside LinkConfiguring your Windows Mobile device with Exchange (ActiveSync)

Server

  • webmail.ric.edu

Domain

  • RIC

Username

  • jdoe

 

POP and IMAP Configuration Settings

The following settings are required to configure your phone for email using POP or IMAP. To be able to reply to and/or send emails the SMTP configuration is used.

NOTE: We recommend that you do NOT use POP unless you have prior experience with POP configurations. Incorrect configurations may result in loss of emails. Ensure that the POP configuration always leaves a copy of the email on the server.

Configuration Settings For POP and IMAP

Settings:

  • Incoming email server (POP and IMAP):       clientmail.ric.edu
  • Outgoing email server (SMTP):                     clientmail.ric.edu
  • POP port number:       995 (requires SSL secure connection)
  • IMAP port number:      993 (requires SSL secure connection)
  • SMTP port number:     465 (requires SSL secure connection)

Authentication is required for both the incoming and outgoing email server.

Username and Domain:

Faculty/staff:     ric\jdoe

 

Page last updated: March 11, 2015