What are the General Settings for the Science Mail Servers

The science mail servers can be connected to using the following settings:

  • Username field: onidusername
  • Incoming Mail Server: imap.science.oregonstate.edu
  • Outgoing Mail Server:smtp.science.oregonstate.edu
  • SSL Port: 465 (outgoing) or 993 (incoming)

How do I Forward my E-Mail from my Science Account to Another

  1. Go to http://secure.science.oregonstate.edu
  2. Login using your science username and password. usermin
  3. Select the SPAM, Email Forwarding, Vacation Messages option.spamsnforwardingnvacation
  4. Check off the box "Yes, forward all new email to:"forward
  5. Fill in the email field with the email that you would like to have the email forwarded to.
  6. If you wish to continue to save the email to your science account, as well as to 3the forwarding account, then check the box next to "Yes, forward to above address and keep a local copy" option can be enabled. 

How do I set a Vacation Message for my Science Account

  1. Go to http://secure.science.oregonstate.edu
  2. Login using your science username and password. usermin
  3. Select the SPAM, Email Forwarding, Vacation Messages option.spamsnforwardingnvacation
  4. Check off the box "Enable Vacation System" and write up the automated vacation message that you would like to have sent as responses to incoming emails.vacation

How do I Change My Spam Settings for my Science Account

  1. Go to http://secure.science.oregonstate.edu
  2. Login using your science username and password. usermin
  3. Select the SPAM, Email Forwarding, Vacation Messages option.spamsnforwardingnvacation
  4. Check the box next to "Enable Spam Filter" to bring up the spam settings menu.Spam
  5. Messages coming in are all marked with a score and the numbers in the slider correspond to a score.
  6. You can select what folder you would like to use as your default junk folder.
    Junk E-mail is the default SPAM/Junk folder, different mail clients create their own SPAM/Junk email folders and have settings applied to them for automatic deleting. The default SPAM/Junk folders for different popular clients are:
    1. Outlook (Windows/Mac) 2010/2007/2003 = Junk E-mail
      Note: You can not change Outlook's default Junk email folder, if you use Outlook as your primary client it would be best to change your default Junk Folder in https://secure.science.oregonstate.edu to "Junk E-mail" and change any other mail client to use Junk E-mail as the default junk folder.
    2. Thunderbird = Junk
    3. Apple Mail uses a Virtual Junk folder by default.  If you would like you can tell Apple Mail to use a folder on your IMAP account.  To do so follow the rule below for Apple Mail.

How do I Setup an Exchange Account on an iOS device

How to Setup an Onid Account on an iOS Device

Creating Custom Filtering Rules

  1. Go to http://secure.science.oregonstate.edu
  2. Login using your science username and password. usermin
  3. Select the SPAM, Email Forwarding, Vacation Messages option.spamsnforwardingnvacation
  4. Check off the box "Enable advanced settings?"
  5. More option will then appear that will look like this: 
  6. You will then be prompted to setup a custom filter. A whitelist rule will stop certain messages from being moved to your junk mailbox, while the blacklist will automatically discard a message. In general, the blacklist should be avoided and instead use the "move to folder" option and specify the junk or spam folder.
  7. For instance, if you wanted all mail sent from dummy@aol.com to be moved to your junk folder, one could setup a rule like this:
  8. Click the "Add rule" button and the filter will be applied for all incoming messages. The filter will not work retroactively.

How do I send mail as my First.Last@oregonstate.edu from Google Mail

Step 1: Open Google Mail and open the settings:
Open the settings in Gmail

Step 2: Switch to the accounts tab:
Switch to the accounts tab

Step 3: Click the link to "Add another email address" underneath the "Send email as" section:
Click the link to add another email address

Step 4: In the new window, enter the email that you would like to send as.  You can use any of the email addresses that you have at OSU.  A few examples include Evan.Brass@oregonstate.edu, brassev@math.oregonstate.edu, Scholastic.Arts@oregonstate.edu, etc.  Be sure to uncheck treat as alias, unless you know that you check the email addresses seperately and you are sure you want to see those emails in the account you're logged into.  This is a rare case.
Enter the email you want to send as and uncheck treat as alias

Step 5: The confirmation process can change, in some cases you may be asked to setup a connection to campus mail servers but in most cases you'll be asked if you want to have a confirmation code send to that address to confirm that you control it.  Click "Send verification":
Click send verification

Step 6: Enter the verification number you receive in the address you would like to send as:
Enter the verification number

Step 7: To send an email as that account, start creating the email and then click on the from address to switch to your new account:
Change your from address when composing