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E-mail client settings for Bilkent domains

E-mail accounts of the following form can use these settings:

Users who access their mail accounts using IMAP clients like Outlook, Thunderbird and mobile devices should configure their software. Mail client software settings are common for all domains. Please note that you should not forget to replace the e-mail address or account ID settings on example settings (youremail@bilkent.edu.tr) ( with your own full e-mail address..

Information for Webmail users:

Mail accounts can be accessed by using the web based "webmail" service as well. Please click here to use the webmail service.

Settings for Mail client software:
One has to setup an Incoming Mail (IMAP) server and an Outgoing Mail (SMTP, or ASMTP) server for proper configuation of her/his e-mail client software.

There are a large variety of e-mail client software (like Outlook, Thunderbird, iOS, Android mail software, etc.)
Unfortunately it is not possible to document screen shots for all these different software and their different versions which have quite different user interfaces/screen looks.

In order to set up a mail client, one has to configure

INCOMING SERVER SETTINGS

Please refer to your mobile device's documentation and manufacturer
support site for assistance to find out how the following parameters can be set or changed.
Server TypeIMAP
Server type "POP3" is not recommended!
Incoming server (hostname)mail.bilkent.edu.tr
Username (account)
Your full email address
eg.
youremail@ug.bilkent.edu.tr
youremail@bilkent.edu.tr
etc.
Password****** Your e-mail account password
Security type
Available options may vary depending on your client software
"Use SSL/TLS"  Port: 993 or
"Use STARTTLS"  Port: 143
Authentication
Available options may vary depending on your client software
"Plain" or
"Password" or
"Login" or
"Auto"

OUTGOING (SMTP) SERVER SETTINGS

Please refer to your mobile device's documentation and manufacturer
support site for assistance to find out how the following parameters can be set or changed.
Server Type"ASMTP" or
"Authenticated SMTP" or
just "SMTP" in some clients
AuthenticationRequired
Username (account)
Your full email address
eg.
youremail@ug.bilkent.edu.tr
youremail@bilkent.edu.tr
etc.
Password****** Your e-mail account password
Outgoing server (hostname)asmtp.bilkent.edu.tr
Security type
Available options may vary depending on your client software
"Use SSL/TLS"  Port: 587
or

"Use STARTTLS"  Port: 465
Authentication
Available options may vary depending on your client software
"Plain" or
"Password" or
"Login" or
"Auto"

Once you configure your e-mail client please try sending an e-mail to yourself and
make sure you receive it using your e-mail client software and make sure the sender
is your Bilkent e-mail account.