SUNY Oneonta

Change Outlook Express, Outlook, or Thunderbird to use secure connections


This article shows you what you need to do to add security to your email client.
If you check your email from your home computer and that computer connects to the internet via Road-Running or another ISP; and you don't use the SUNY Oneonta free dial-up service, please do not change your outgoing SMTP settings. Those settings are specific to your connection. If you have problems please call the Help Desk at 436-4567 from off-campus or 4567 from on-campus.

Outlook Express

Choose Accounts from the Tools Menu. Click the Mail tab and select your Oneonta account from the Account list then click the Properties button

Choose the Advanced tab and enable "This server requires a secure connection" for Incoming mail and Outgoing mail. Change the outgoing SMTP to 587.


Choose "Account Settings" from the Tools menu. Select "Use secure connection (SSL)" under the Server Settings section

Under the Outgoing Server section select TLS under Use secure connection. Change the port to 587

Outlook XP/2003

Choose "E-mail Accounts" from the Tools menu

Select the IMAP account and click the Change button

Click the "More Settings" button Check the "This server requires a secure connection (SSL)" boxes for Incoming server (IMAP) and Outgoing server (SMTP).

Change the Outgoing port to 587