IMAP Setup


This article provides the IMAP settings for approved third-party email applications and is intended for individuals who are using the new SFU Mail with Exchange Online experience.

To ensure the most seamless experience, we recommend that you use more modern ways to connect to SFU Mail, such as using Outlook with Exchange.




In order to connect to SFU Mail using IMAP, your application will need to meet the following requirements:

  • Your application need to be from the list of approved email applications, and
  • Your application need to support OAuth2 as the authentication method (Microsoft's Modern Authentication).


Available Applications to use IMAP:

  • Mozilla Thunderbird
  • Apple Mail

Note: IMAP configurations may not be supported on some versions of Outlook for Desktop.


Settings (SFU Mail on Exchange Online):

Incoming: IMAP    

  • Server hostname:         
  • Port: 993    
  • SSL: SSL/TLS    
  • Authentication: OAuth2

Outgoing: SMTP    

  • Server hostname:    
  • Port: 587  
  • Authentication: OAuth2

Note: These settings are only for SFU Mail on Exchange Online. If you have not moved to Exchange Online and wish to see the older IMAP settings, visit the older IMAP Setup page.


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