Checking astro e-mail:

E-mail is accessed directly on the local workstations, simply by running your preferred e-mail client (e.g., pine, evolution, etc.).

E-mail can be also be accessed through our web mail service, and also through clients such as Mozilla ThunderBird, Mac Mail, and Outlook. Configuration settings are as follows:

  Primary Mail Server New Mail Server
Web Mail Access    
  https://astro.caltech.edu:443 https://tucana.caltech.edu/
E-mail Settings    
account type IMAP IMAP
download (IMAP) host astro.caltech.edu imap-server.astro.caltech.edu
download encryption yes: SSL yes: SSL
download port 993 993
upload (SMTP) host astro.caltech.edu smtp-server.astro.caltech.edu
upload port 587 587
upload encryption yes:STARTTLS/SSL yes:STARTTLS/SSL
upload authentication password password
IMAP prefix (optional) mail [empty]

The IMAP prefix should be the name of the subdirectory in your Unix home directory which contains your mail folders. This should be left blank for the new mail server. It is not necessary at all if you do not use IMAP folders.

Please send any questions and feedback to help@astro.caltech.edu.