UVic Webmail servers, ports, and explanations

23 May, 2016

I've been a student at UVic for 5 years now and as we all know their computing systems are archaic. Anyhow, here's what I've found to be the most effective way of managing their webmail service.

I believe the first listed reference is the best collection of information needed to setup your own mail client. It can be summarized as follows.

Type Server Port
Incoming (receiving mail)
IMAP imap.engr.uvic.ca 993
POP3 pop.engr.uvic.ca 995
Outgoing (sending mail)
SMTP smtp.engr.uvic.ca 465

I use SSL encryption for the outgoing server. The username is the netlinkid without @uvic.ca appended. The password is your usual password.

Reference: [1] https://www.uvic.ca/engineering/mechanical/current/undergraduate/computing/index.php