Note: Hood College does not recommend nor support any specific mobile email method for students, faculty or staff. However, we do provide basic guidelines/instructions on connecting to Hood's email infrastructure. Should you need further assistance, please contact the Hood Helpdesk at 301-696-3622.
You can set up your mobile phone to access your email, calendar information, contacts, and tasks. If your mobile phone or device supports Exchange ActiveSync (also referred to as exchange email), POP3, and IMAP4, you can choose which type of account to set up. The preferred method to access your email at Hood is Exchange ActiveSync which is designed to synchronize email, calendar, contact, task, and other information. POP3 and IMAP4 connections are available but are designed to send and receive email messages only. Most smart phone operating systems allow for Exchange ActiveSync.
Basic mobile setup information
|• Server name
Click for the Microsoft Mobile Phone Setup Wizard
|• User Name
|• User id
|• Use ssl
Students at Hood use Microsoft's Office 365 as their mail system. Listed below are links to the current top mobile operating systems for phones and tablets.
Tip #1: Use "outlook.office365.com" as your email server
Tip #2: Always use your full email address when asked for "user" name or ID
Tip #3: POP/IMAP requires prior approval from the Hood HelpDesk
Android- phones and tablets
Apple (iOS)- iPhones, iPods and iPads
Nokia (Symbian)- phones
Windows Phone and Windows Mobile- phones
If your email client supports POP and IMAP, you can choose from several different POP and IMAP email programs to connect to your account. The features supported by each email program vary. For information about the features offered by specific POP and IMAP email programs, see the documentation that's included with each program. If your email program supports exchange accounts (for example, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Entourage, or Apple mail for mac), we recommend that you set up an Exchange connection to your account rather than a POP or IMAP connection. Exchange connections support more features than POP or IMAP connections.
||If you are Faculty or Staff, you must request POP/IMAP access from Hood's Helpdesk prior to setting
up your device.
POP/IMAP connections not available by default at Hood. If you are a Student, POP/IMAP is available to you though Office 365.
For a list of the major email clients and their instructions, plus general setup information, click here.
To find your server settings, sign in to your Hood email account using Outlook web app. After you sign in, click options > See all options > Account > My account > Settings for POP, IMAP, and SMTP access. The POP3, IMAP4, and SMTP server name and other settings you may need to enter are listed on the protocol settings page under POP setting or IMAP setting, and SMTP setting.