IMAP Settings


  • Before you consider using a desktop email program, OIT strongly encourages you to explore and use the features of Gmail exclusively for at least 30 days.
  • Chrome is the preferred Web browser for Gmail.
  • Exceptions: Chrome is not suitable for MyPack Portal, accessibility requirements (e.g., screen readers) and mail merges.

Login information

  • Username: your entire NC State email address, not just your Unity ID:
  • Password: your Unity password

Incoming settings

  • IMAP server:
  • Port: 993
  • Security type: SSL (always)

Outgoing settings

  • SMTP server:
  • Port: 465
  • Security type: SSL (always) or SSL/TLS
  • Authentication method: Normal password