SETUP FOR DIFFERENT  MAIL CLIENT ON YOUR PC

 

       1.Using Thunderbird

                If you are using Thunderbird mail browser on your private PC, please setup as follows.

                 Edit -> Account Settings ... -> [select a/c] -> Server Settings

                1. Server Name: newmailhost.cc.iitk.ac.in
                2. Personal namespace: "INBOX."         

                   Sample setup snapshots are attached.

                 

                 

                 

                        Outgoing Server (SMTP) -> [select a/c] -> Edit ->

                           1. Server Name: smtp.cc.iitk.ac.in
                           2. Check the box for - Use name and password

                              Sample setup snapshots are attached.

                 

 

 

         2.Using Outlook Express

          If you are using OutLook Express mail browser on your private PC, please setup as follows.

                  Tools -> Accounts -> Mail -> [select a/c] -> Properties -> Servers

                  1. Incoming Mail (IMAP): newmailhost.cc.iitk.ac.in
                  2. Outgoing Mail (SMTP): smtp.cc.iitk.ac.in
                  3. Account name: your_login_name
                  4. Check the box for - My server requires authentication
                  5. Click on "Settings..."
                  6. Check the box for - Log on using
                  7. Account name: your_login_name

                        Sample setup snapshots are attached.

                                   

                     Tools -> Accounts -> Mail -> [select a/c] -> Properties -> IMAP

                        1. Root folder path: INBOX
                         2. Check the box for - Store special folders on IMAP server
                         3. Sent items path: Sent
                         4. Drafts path: Drafts

                               Sample setup snapshots are attached.

                  

               
    
               3.Using Pine     

                    If you are using "pine" mail browser on your private PC, please setup as follows.
                    (If you are using "pine" through one of the CC servers like, l3000, vyom, or linserv; this mail is not for you.)

                       PINE 
                     You will need to make the following minimum settings.
                      user-domain=iitk.ac.in
                      nsmtp-server=smtp.cc.iitk.ac.in/user=your_login_name
                      inbox-path={newmailhost.cc.iitk.ac.in/novalidate-cert}inbox
                      In case you want to use the same "sent-mail" folder on "newmailhost" as with "squirrelmail".
                      default-fcc={newmailhost.cc.iitk.ac.in/novalidate-cert}inbox.Sent
                      In case you want to have folders on the "newmailhost", and on your local machine
                      in the directory "mail".
                      folder-collections={newmailhost.cc.iitk.ac.in/novalidate-cert}inbox.[],
                       mail/[]


                    Please note that we now have a new "smtp-server", which is "smtp.cc.iitk.ac.in"
                   This is in place of "antivirus.cc.iitk.ac.in". The new feature of this server
                    is smtp authentication. While sending mail, the server will confirm your
                    password before sending the mail. This is a strong safeguard against,
                     infected PCs, and spam mail through forged identities.

                    Once all the users have shifted to the new smtp-server, we shall withdraw
                      "antivirus.cc.iitk.ac.in" after giving sufficient advance notice.