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Using electronic mail in the Rutgers Physics Department


All members of the Physics Department can have email accounts on the Rutgers Connect system with the address of

Reading email

The following options are available for reading email:

  • Use a mail reader program on your own computer that supports IMAP or Exchange protocols. Examples of such programs are Mozilla Thunderbird, Microsoft Outlook, and Evolution.
  • Use the Rutgers Connect Outlook for Web Access (OWA).


Please see OIT's Connect Documentation.


  • Rutgers Connect IMAP server
  • IMAP port: 993
  • IMAP server encryption: SSL
  • SMTP server:
  • SMTP server port: 587
  • SMTP server encryption: TLS
  • Username is
  • Password is your netid password.


The Rutgers Connect Outlook for Web Access is available at

More Information

For more information on the Rutgers Connect system, including other features of RU Connect, please see:

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