Manually Configure an Email Client

Computer Programs used specifically to access email are called "Email Clients".  Examples of Email clients are Outlook, Thunderbird, and Apple Mail.  These programs may have to be configured by manually typing in specific information, usually called "Settings".

These clients usually require the same settings information, but they may ask for it in different ways.

To configure your client you must first configure some settings in your webmail.

First, enable IMAP, the recommended protocol for accessing your <name> email
  1. Sign into your email account on Google Apps for Non Profits (GAFNP)
  2. Click the gear icon in the upper right for your and select "Settings".
  3. Click the tab labeled "Forwarding and POP/IMAP".
  4. Ensure that POP is disabled, and click "Enable IMAP".
  5. Click "Save Changes".

Next, set up your client using the following settings information:
    Incoming Mail (IMAP) Server:,
                                                    Requires SSL: Yes
                                                    Port 993

    Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server:
                                                   Requires SSL: Yes
                                                   Requires TLS: Yes (if available)
                                                   Use Authentication: Yes
                                                   Port for SSL: 465
                                                   Port for TLS/STARTTLS: 587

    Full Name or Display Name:       enter your full name

    Account Name or User Name:    enter your full email address,

    Email Address:                         enter your full email address,

    Password:                                enter your for email password for GAFNP