Smartphone and Mobile Device Setup

Due to the lack of standards, rapidly changing models, operating systems, and services provided by cell phone service providers, NMU support of personal mobile devices is restricted to providing WiFi network access and the key email account information needed to access accounts on this page.

NOTE: It is best to connect to the NMU WiFi Network before setting up access to NMU Email.

NMU Email Account Settings

Below are the detailed settings you will have to enter in your smartphone's mail application to get your NMU email to send and deliver from your phone.
NOTE: It is best to connect to the NMU WiFi Network before setting up access to NMU Email.
 
Account Type: POP/SMTP
Your Name: User’s Name
E-Mail Address: YourID@nmu.edu
User Name: Your NMU Email ID
Password: *****
Remember Password: Checked
Incoming mail server: pop.nmu.edu
Incoming mail server encryption: SSL
Incoming mail server port: 995
Outgoing mail server: semail.nmu.edu
My outgoing server(SMTP) requires authentication: Checked
Use same settings as my incoming mail server: Checked
Outgoing server (SMTP) port: 587
 
If you would like to use IMAP (So your folders will syncronize with older mail but all changes will be reflected on the server), you will need the settings below for the incoming mail server: Please note that IMAP still imposes a 21 day limit on items in the inbox, so any mail you don't move (even in Outlook) will be deleted after this period of time. The advantage of IMAP is that it syncronizes folders and changes made in Outlook with the server. 
Incoming mail server: imap.nmu.edu (You'll choose IMAP at account type)
Incoming mail server encryption: No Encryption
Incoming mail server port: 993
 

Microsoft Exchange Account (MES) Settings

Note: NMU Faculty/Staff can get an MES account by request only. Not all faulty/staff have MES accounts. The exchange.nmu.edu server also supports POP and IMAP. Accept or allow any prompts for security certificates. NMU currently issues its own security certificates which can be installed on your device from our SSL Certificate downloads page

Your Name: User’s Given Name
E-Mail Address: YourID@mes.nmu.edu
Server Name: exchange.nmu.edu
Domain: ads
User Name: Your NMU Email ID
Password: *****
Use SSL: On
Web access: https://exchange.nmu.edu/owa

 

 



 

iPhone, iPad, iPod Setup

The following notes are provided but the process and menu choices may be different on your device.
 

Connecting with the VPN Server

The Cisco Anyconnect client is preinstalled on NMU computers. The Cisco Anyconnect client is available for Windows, MacOS, Android, and iOS operating systems.

  • Description: NMU VPN
  • Client: Cisco Anyconnect
  • Server: nmuvpn5520.nmu.edu
  • Account: YourID

Setting up an NMU email account

  1. Tap "Settings". 
  2. Tap "Mail, Contacts, Calendars" 
  3. Tap "Add Account."
  4. Tap "Other." 
  5. Select "Add Mail Account." 
  6. Enter your account information: "Name", "Email", "Password", and "Description", then tap "Next"
  7. Make sure "POP" is selected via the tabs at the top. 
  8. Under "Incoming Mail Server", "Host Name" enter "pop.nmu.edu", then enter your "User Name" and "Password". 
  9. Under "Outgoing Mail Server", "Host Name" enter "semail.nmu.edu", then enter your "User Name" and "Password", then Tap "Save". 

Accessing MES Server Mail, Contacts and Calendar

You can enter these settings under "Settings," then "Mail," "Contacts," "Calendars," then "Add Account."

Email: Yourid@mes.nmu.edu
Server: ex01.ads.nmu.edu
Domain: ads
Username: Yourid
Password: *****
Description: yourid@nmu.edu
Use SSL: On

You may be prompted one or more times to allow a security certificate after setup. Click "Allow."

Android Phone and Tablet Setup

Setting up NMU email
Setting up MES mail
Connecting with the VPN Server
Syncronize with Outlook

The following notes are provided but the process and menu choices may be different on your device.
 

Setting Up NMU (POP) Mail

To set up an email account:

  1. Launch "Settings.
  2. Scroll to "Accounts."
  3. Click "Add an Account."
  4. Select "Email."
  5. Use the settings below for incoming server settings.
Protocol: POP3
Username: yourid
Password: ******
IMAP server: pop.nmu.edu
Security Type: SSL
Port: 995
 
     6. Use the settings below for outgoing server settings.
Login Required: checked
Username: yourid
Password: ******
SMTP Server: semail.nmu.edu
Security Type: TLS
Port: 587
 

Accessing MES Server Mail

Email: Yourid@mes.nmu.edu
Server: ex01.ads.nmu.edu
Domain: ads
Username: Yourid
Password: *****
Description: yourid@nmu.edu
Use SSL: On

You may be prompted one or more times to allow a security certificate after setup. Click "Allow."

Connecting with the VPN Server

The Cisco Anyconnect client is preinstalled on NMU computers. The Cisco Anyconnect client is available for Windows, MacOS, Android, and iOS operating systems.

  • Description: NMU VPN
  • Client: Cisco Anyconnect
  • Server: nmuvpn5520.nmu.edu
  • Account: YourID

Synchronize with Microsoft Office Outlook

The Google Play Store has a Microsoft Outlook application you can download and use with your NMU MES account as opposed to the built-in email application. 

 






 

Kindle Fire


Setting up Microsoft Exchange 

If this is the first email account being made: Open the "Email" app, and the Kindle Fire will prompt you to make an email account right away.

 

If an email account already exists on the device and another account needs to be added:

  1. Open the sidebar by tapping on the three horizontal bars in the upper left hand corner. The sidebar will show an option to “Add account” this will open the starting point for adding an email account onto the Kindle Fire.
  2. Tap on "Add Account," which will bring up this page:
  3. Type in your MES email address (jwildcat@mes.nmu.edu) and your NMU password, then press "Next".
  4. Tap "Exchange" at the top of the screen. This will display the boxes needed to input your information. ​
    • Exchange Server: ex01.ads.nmu.edu
    • Username: Your ID (ex: jwildcat)
    • Password: Your NMU account password
    • Domain: ADS
  5. After entering this information, tap "Security Settings and Ports" on the same page. 
  6. Ensure both boxes (“Use secure connection (SSL)” and “Accept all SSL certificates”) are checked. 
  7. Make sure the port number is set to 443, then tap "Save."
  8. This will bring you back to the screen where the “Exchange” button was selected. 
  9. Click on “Next”. 
  10. Once “Next” is tapped, a prompt may come up entitled “Remote Security Administration” 
  11. If so, tap "Next"
  12. Once that is done, the account setup process will be complete and the following screen will display:
  13. Click on “Go to Inbox” to view the emails associated with the current account.
 

 

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