wiki:configure_email

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How do I configure my email program to work with May First/People Link?

The following links are to help screens for setting up and configuring your email client and webmail programs to work with May First/People Link's email systems.

Know the name of your primary host!

Before you can set up your email client to work with May First, you need to know which server you are on. If you aren't sure, log in to the member center, where you'll see a line near the top of the page that says:

Your primary host is: chavez.mayfirst.org or viewsic.mayfirst.org or malcolm.mayfirst.org

Note your primary host name, and you'll be ready to go.

Using Webmail

The easiest way to check your email is to use our webmail program. To access your email via webmail, simply go to:

https://members.mayfirst.org/

Choose your primary host and then enter your username and password.

Using an Email program (a.k.a. Mail User Agent)

All email clients need your settings for incoming mail and for outgoing mail. Your incoming mail will be either POP or IMAP. The choice between POP and IMAP depends on your own preferences, but if you aren't sure what to choose, and you plan to use one primary computer most of the time, we suggest you stick with POP.

The settings below should get you going, but if you get stuck or your eyes are already glazing over, try looking up your email client in the list of "how to" items below.

Your username and password you set up when you created your email accounts.

POP and IMAP settings

Server: either chavez.mayfirst.org or viewsic.mayfirst.org or malcolm.mayfirst.org
Encryption: SSL
Port: 995 (for POP) or 993 (for IMAP)

SMTP (Outgoing mail) settings

Server: either chavez.mayfirst.org or viewsic.mayfirst.org or malcolm.mayfirst.org
Encryption: TLS (or STARTTLS)
Login method: plain or login
Port: 587
Requires authentication: yes

Instructions for Specific Email Programs