Information Technology Division
Computing & Communications Center

Secure Mail Server

Those people who have desktop mail clients, which are not Microsoft Exchange clients, are not identified by the list processing software. If your home or work mail client sends mail via SMTP, the list software will not recognize you and will not grant you the privileges you may have. For instance, it will not recognize that you have signed the AUP of a list so it will not let you enter the discussion. Also, if you have privileges to send a business message to all recipients, it will not recognize that you were granted that right.

You may manage your list membership at http://www.wpi.edu/+standinglist

To solve this, a new mail server has been brought up for you to use so that you will be identified to the list software. The server is submission.wpi.edu . Please change your mail client's SMTP server to this address and TLS (which will enable encryption) and set authentication under your CCC login name. When it asks for your password, you can use either one of your CCC UNIX or Windows passwords. I have discovered a help document from Tufts which gives directions for updating various mail clients. It is located at http://uit.tufts.edu/downloads/ChangingSMTPPort25toPort465or587.pdf

Beyond letting you use the mail lists in the intended way, this server can be used as your every-day server, letting you send email to any address. Formerly, the CCC SMTP server only allowed mail to WPI addresses, unless you used the VPN to access campus. This new service doesn't need the VPN.

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Last modified: Feb 06, 2008, 10:38 EST
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