Email and Calendar Support

ITS recommends the use of the web client for email and calendar for the most consistent user experience.

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Operating System Full ITS Support Documentation Only
Windows 7 Outlook 2010 with IMAP IMAP Configuration (below)

Zimbra Web Client

(IE, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Generic Zimbra Connector Configuration
Mac OS 10.X

Zimbra Web Client

(Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

IMAP Client Configuration,


Mobile Devices:    
Android   IMAP and Exchange Configuration
Apple iOS   IMAP and Exchange(pdf) Configuration

1. In general, ITS recommends migrating to the Zimbra web client for full functionality.
2. Contact the ITS Service Desk for quota increases (faculty/staff only).
3. For email local message stores ITS recommends using Outlook with IMAP.
4. No sensitive or confidential data should be stored on a local or external device. Refer to Cal Poly data classification and security information.

IMAP settings for Outlook, Thunderbird, Mac Mail, and other clients

  • Username: Your full Cal Poly Email address. e.g.
  • Password: Your Cal Poly Portal password.
  • Incoming email server:
  • Incoming port: 993
  • Incoming connection type: SSL
  • Outgoing email server:
  • Outgoing port: 25 (587 works better for some off-campus Outlook users)
  • Outgoing connection type: TLS



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