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IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol) is a way to download you redbrick email to a desktop client.
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You might already be aware that Redbrick runs their own mail servers. This means that you can be free of the capitalist agenda to make email a mass marketing medium and instead use it for communicating with real people.
You can use this to view your emails in your desktop client or to create your own backup of your email.
 
  
Although you can view you email we currently do not offer a SMTP mail server which would allow you to send email from your desktop client. Because of this it is only useful to a limited number of users and does not replace [[Webmail]], [[mutt]] or [[DCU_Apps_-_Redbrick_Email|DCU Apps]] to manage your redbrick email.
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Our email servers (as of 2020) are really secure, and very fast. You can send email to people and expect them to receive it in about 3 seconds.
  
In some cases you may be able to use your ISP's mail servers to send email with your redbrick address.
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* You must be logged in with your Redbrick credentials to send and receive mail
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* You can only send mail under your own username, or any aliases you own
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* We do not accept mail from unauthenticated sources claiming to be from Redbrick
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* We have a strict spam filter set up with some machine learning to improve it over time
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* Mail is stored on our network filesystem, and is correctly secured with the right permissions to prevent other users reading your mail
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* Our outgoing mail is correctly signed such that it shouldn't be marked as spam by receivers
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We provide both IMAP and SMTP connections allowing you to connect almost any client. The default email client on Android works great, for example.
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= Connecting your client =
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This set of options below should cover all prompts on a mail client and get you connected.  
  
==Settings==
 
 
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Incoming Mail Server : imap.redbrick.dcu.ie
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Incoming Mail Server : mail.redbrick.dcu.ie
Connection Security : SSL/TLS
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Outgoing Mail Server : mail.redbrick.dcu.ie
Port Number          : 993
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IMAP Port Number    : 993
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SMTP Port Number    : 587
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IMAP Security       : SSL/TLS
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SMTP Security        : STARTTLS
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SMTP Needs Login    : Yes
 
Username            : username
 
Username            : username
 
Password            : [Your Password]
 
Password            : [Your Password]
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Email address        : username@redbrick.dcu.ie
 
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= Other ways to use RB Mail =
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Although you can view your email directly over IMAP, you can also visit [[Webmail]] in a browser or set up forwarding to another email account, like your [[DCU_Apps_-_Redbrick_Email|DCU account]].
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Latest revision as of 18:39, 23 April 2020

You might already be aware that Redbrick runs their own mail servers. This means that you can be free of the capitalist agenda to make email a mass marketing medium and instead use it for communicating with real people.

Our email servers (as of 2020) are really secure, and very fast. You can send email to people and expect them to receive it in about 3 seconds.

  • You must be logged in with your Redbrick credentials to send and receive mail
  • You can only send mail under your own username, or any aliases you own
  • We do not accept mail from unauthenticated sources claiming to be from Redbrick
  • We have a strict spam filter set up with some machine learning to improve it over time
  • Mail is stored on our network filesystem, and is correctly secured with the right permissions to prevent other users reading your mail
  • Our outgoing mail is correctly signed such that it shouldn't be marked as spam by receivers

We provide both IMAP and SMTP connections allowing you to connect almost any client. The default email client on Android works great, for example.

Connecting your client

This set of options below should cover all prompts on a mail client and get you connected.

Incoming Mail Server : mail.redbrick.dcu.ie
Outgoing Mail Server : mail.redbrick.dcu.ie
IMAP Port Number     : 993
SMTP Port Number     : 587
IMAP Security        : SSL/TLS
SMTP Security        : STARTTLS
SMTP Needs Login     : Yes
Username             : username
Password             : [Your Password]
Email address        : username@redbrick.dcu.ie

Other ways to use RB Mail

Although you can view your email directly over IMAP, you can also visit Webmail in a browser or set up forwarding to another email account, like your DCU account.

Pages in category "Mail"

The following 3 pages are in this category, out of 3 total.