Quick Email Setup

If you are an experienced user and already know how to set up your email software, here are the host names you’ll need.

Service Host Name
IMAP
(incoming email)
unityid.mail.ncsu.edu

Be sure to replace unityid in this host name with your own Unity ID. (see Unity credentials).

SMTP
(outgoing email)
  • Other NC State network users on campus:
    smtp.ncsu.edu
  • Off campus users (2 options):
    • the SMTP server of your ISP.
      See the list of SMTP servers.
    • the SMTP server at NC State:
      smtp.ncsu.edu
      Authenticated SMTP is required for this option. The instructions for using it are included in the E-mail Setup instructions.