The instructions below will let you set up your general Columbia (@columbia.edu) email account. If you are using CUMC IT Exchange for email (@cumc.columbia.edu) see these instructions. Please note that instructions may be slightly different depending on your device's configuration and the version of the Android operating system it is running.
Select Mail or Email from the list of all applications.
Tap the menu key, then select Add Account.
Select Other from the list of account types.
Type in your Columbia email address - firstname.lastname@example.org, where youruni is your actual Columbia UNI (ex: abc1234) - and its password.
Select Manual Setup. Note: you may need to select Next before a Manual option is available.
If necessary, select Incoming Server. Change server settings or Protocol to IMAP (rather than POP).
If needed, type in your email address and password again.
Make sure that your Username only has your UNI listed. You may need to remove @columbia.edu from the Username field.
For the incoming or IMAP server, type in mail.columbia.edu
The rest of the settings listed below may not appear in the same order depending on your individual Android's configuration. Please use either of the following:
If Security Type is listed, select SSL. The Server Port should automatically change to 993.
If not, go into Advanced Settings, set Port to 993, check use secure connection, set the use secure password (TLS) option to Auto, and de-check Verify Certificate.
Tap OK or Next to go to the Outgoing settings.
For the outgoing or SMTP server, type in send.columbia.edu
Again, settings may appear differently depending on your device. Please use either of the following:
If Security Type is listed, select SSL. The Server Port should automatically change to 465.
If not, go into Advanced Settings, set Port to 465, check use secure connection, set the use secure password (TLS) option to Always, set authentication to Auto, and de-check Verify Certificate.
Tap OK or Next to exit.
You can now access your Columbia email on your Android device by selecting the Mail/Email icon and browsing to your Columbia IMAP account.