QUB Email Settings that Actually Work

Andrew Bolster

Senior R&D Manager (Data Science) at Synopsys Software Integrity Group and Treasurer @ Bsides Belfast and NI OpenGovernment Network

UPDATE I’ve long left QUB since this post was writted so as expected, IS have changed things again. If you’re hitting this, head over to Ryan McConville’s updated instructions

QUB Information Services can be a bit of a mess, so in the interest of saving time, here is what works for me.

In the below, the asterisks* mean that the value may be called something different depending on your mail client.

Let me know in the comments if you find anything different and I’ll try and keep this reasonably up to date.

Incoming Mail (IMAP)

  • Server: imap.qub.ac.uk

  • Port:143

  • Username: <Student Number>

  • Security: TTLS / StartTTLS*

  • Authentication: Normal*

Outgoing Mail (SMTP)

  • Server: smtp.qub.ac.uk

  • Port: 587

  • Username: <Student Number>

  • Security: TTLS/StartTTLS*

  • Authentication: Normal*

Bi-Directional (Exchange Services for Mobile / Outlook)

  • Server: qmail.qub.ac.uk

  • Port:443

  • Username: ads/<Student Number>

  • Security: SSL

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