Setup Unix mail imap with K9 app on Android.

Android 4 default mail application has problems working with CS IMAP mail service.

To work with CS IMAP service, please install K-9 free application from app store.

K-9 setup:

  • Make sure you are connected to the internet.
  • Create an account with the following important parameters:

o For Fetching mail / Incoming mail server:

  • Username: your CSA/CSM Unix username.
  • Password: the above password.
  • IMAP Server (Fetching mail, Incoming mail server): for faculty/staff or for TA
  • Security: SSL(always)
  • Authentication: PLAIN
  • Port: 993
  • Uncheck “Auto-detect IMAP namespace
  • IMAP path prefix: your mail account directory on CSA/CSM where you keep your mail (example: mail). If you have big homedir, and it’s your mail dir, it may fail. Please keep your mail folders in a separate mail directory called “mail“, which is the default for many mail clients.

o For Sending Mail / Outgoing server:

  • SMTP server:
  • Security: SSL(always)
  • Port: 465
  • Authentication: Automatic
  • The same username and password as above.
  • In Folders setup, make sure Sent folder is set to the folder you want.

You should see your Inbox. If you have a problem, please open a request in Helpdesk for additional help.