How do I configure my email program to use Critical Path email?

Using Webmail

The easiest way to check your email is to use our webmail program. To access your email via webmail, simply go to:

www.critpath.org

Enter your username and password on our homepage and log in!

If you have a email address with a domain other than critpath, you must login with the domain name, for example: johndoe.actupp.org.

 Using an Email program like Thunderbird

All email clients need your settings for incoming mail and for outgoing mail. Your incoming mail will be either POP or IMAP. The choice between POP and IMAP depends on your own preferences, but if you aren’t sure what to choose, and you plan to use one primary computer most of the time, we suggest you stick with IMAP.

The settings below should get you going, but if you get stuck or your eyes are already glazing over, try looking up your email client in the list of “how to” items below.

Your username and password you set up when you created your email accounts.

POP and IMAP settings

Recommended settings:

Server: secure.critpath.org
Encryption: STARTTLS
Authentication Method: Normal password or plain
Use Secure Authentication: Not checked
Port: 110 (for POP) or 143 (for IMAP)

Alternatively, you may also use:

Server: mail.mayfirst.org
Encryption: TLS  or SSL
Authentication Method: Normal password or plain
Use Secure Authentication: Not checked
Port: 995 (for POP) or 993 (for IMAP)

SMTP (Outgoing mail) settings

Recommended settings:

Server: mail.mayfirst.org
Encryption: STARTTLS
Authentication Method: Normal password or plain
Use Secure Authentication: Not checked
Port: 587
Requires authentication: Yes

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