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Configuring Mail for RCI with iOS (iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch)

Please note that OIT only provides limited support for the iPhone and the iPod Touch.

OIT strongly recommends that the iPhone and iPod Touch be used with the IMAP software protocol for sending and receiving email. IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol) permits "client" email programs to retrieve and manipulate messages from a desktop computer at home, a workstation at the office, or a laptop computer while traveling without the need to transfer messages or files back and forth between those computers as required by the older and less efficient POP protocol.

  • Configuring the iPhone/iPod Touch mail program

    Tap Settings on the home screen.

 

Scroll down and then tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars.

 

On the Mail, Contacts, Calendars screen, tap Add Account... underneath the Accounts heading.

 

 

Tap Other.

 

Tap Add Mail Account.

 

Enter your account information. Enter your full name in the Name field.

In the Address field, enter your email address. 

Enter the password you use to access your Rutgers email account in the Password field.

You may enter anything you would like in the Description field -- for example, "Eden Mail," or "RCI Inbox."

After that, tap the Next button in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.

 

Be sure that IMAP is selected after entering initial account information.

 

Scroll down to Incoming Mail Server. The host name should be the system on which you read your email.  This should be rci.rutgers.edu for faculty/staff users.

Enter your netid in the user name field, and the password you use to access your email account in the password field.

 

Scroll down to Outgoing Mail Server. The host name is smtp.rutgers.edu.

Enter your netid in the user name field, and the password you use to access your email account in the password field.

After that, tap the Save button in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.

 

Return to the Home Screen and then tap the Mail button. Your new email account should be present.