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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.

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: or or Your primary host is:

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

The easiest way to check your email is to use our webmail program. To access your email via webmail, simply go to your primary server with "/webmail" tacked on to the end of the address, for example: | |

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 or or
Encryption: SSL
Port: 995 (for POP) or 993 (for IMAP)

SMTP (Outgoing mail) settings

Server: either or or
Encryption: TLS (or STARTTLS)
Login method: plain or login
Port: 587
Requires authentication: yes

Note: users on may get a notice about a mis-addressed security certificate when you first check your mail. We'll be making a change to our system in the coming weeks to correct this problem without inconveniencing existing users.

Instructions for Specific Email Programs