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Using secure settings to receive email

Why should I use secure settings?

Insecure settings can mean that your password is sent across the network in plain text. This means that your password could be intercepted, especially if you are connecting from outside UCL, and your account could then be used by someone else. 

You should therefore change the settings (as described on these web pages) in your email program so that you can receive email securely.

What do I need to do?

Click on the email program you use for step by step instructions:


I use WTS should I make these changes?

If you use Thunderbird on WTS, then no. The changes have been automatically made for you.

If you use any other program on WTS such as Outlook or Eudora, then yes, you will need to make changes to the settings in the email program that you use.

I use ADS. Do I need to make any changes?

No. These changes do not apply to ADS users. You need not take any action.

What if I use more than one computer or work from home?

Wherever you check your email - whether from work or home, you will need to make sure that your email programs are set up securely on each machine that you use (by changing the settings).

Troubleshooting and Help

If you have tried following the instructions for your email program and still have problems, please click on the link above for assistance.

Page last modified on 05 jan 12 16:13