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Reading email on laptops

The most straightforward way to read your email is in a web browser, if your sysadmin has set this up. Links to webmail for Cambridge users:

If you prefer to use an email client such as Thunderbird, it must be configured to use secure settings (IMAP+STARTTLS on port 143 and SMTP+STARTTLS on port 587). You will need to know the names of your IMAP and SMTP servers.

  • Hermes: imap.hermes.cam.ac.uk and smtp.hermes.cam.ac.uk
  • Local Maths email: imap.maths.cam.ac.uk and smtp.maths.cam.ac.uk
  • Detailed configuration instructions for Hermes users are provided by the Computing Service. Users of local Maths email can follow these instructions changing the names of the mail servers.