Configure UNIX Email IMAP

These settings should be used ONLY for people whose primary mailboxes
are on the FAS UNIX mail system.

This page contains links to configuration settings for accessing your Harvard FASUnix email through IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol).

Choosing a Client Program 

Follow the links below for instructions on how to set up your client for IMAP. 
HUIT
 supports these IMAP clients:  

These are the typical FAS UNIX IMAP settings required for most email clients:

  • Connection method: Choose IMAP 
  • Username: FAS username (i.e., jharvard or janeharvard) or Net ID (abc123)
  • SMTP server: smtp.fas.harvard.edu
  • Password: FASMail password or HarvardKey

IMAP is a method of accessing electronic mail or bulletin board messages that are kept on a mail server. All messages viewed through an IMAP connection remain on the mail server, though some client programs can be configured to move the mail from the server to your local machine.Keeping the messages on the server allows access to email from multiple computers.

UNIX mail does not provide a calendaring or file sharing option. If you want a full-service email application please visit http:/mso.harvard.edu andhttp://g.harvard.edu to learn about our Microsoft and Google email and calendaring applications.

FASMail uses smtp.fasmail.harvard.edu for its SMTP protocol and Office 365 uses smtp.office365.com.

If you are not sure what kind of email account you are using or if you want to move from UNIX to Office 365 or Gmail, please contact the HUIT Service Desk at ithelp@harvard.edu.