TU/e email: parameters for IMAP, POP and SMTP

Every TU/e student has an email box with a @student.tue.nl address. It is possible to open the inbox directly from the webmail in OASE, however it may be preferred to use a client.

IMAP technology allows to connect many devices to the inbox, including PCs, smartphones and tablets. In this way you can receive emails without the need to open the OASE website. Less recent clients can use POP to receive mail, without syncronization of read messages.

Unfortunately, the parameters for IMAP, POP and SMTP are spread across different web pages. For example, this page contains only SMTP parameters. The Outlook Web App interface instead contains correct data for IMAP and POP but not SMTP.

For this reason, I sum up all the data here. They are updated to February 2015.


  • Server: webmail2010.tue.nl
  • Port: 993
  • Security: SSL/TLS


  • Server: webmail2010.tue.nl
  • Port: 995
  • Security: SSL/TLS


  • Server: smtp.tue.nl
  • Port: 587
  • Security: SSL/TLS

Username and password correspond to those of OASE. This may cause problems with some software. For example, the wizard of Thunderbird uses the same server for the email address and the IMAP connection, so it may be mislead by student.tue.nl. However, it’s possible to modify the account by hand to correct the problem.

Finally, there is one thing to say regarding the possibility of forwarding emails to another address. Forwarding is useful for those using interfaces such as Gmail. To receive, you set up the TU/e inbox to forward messages to Gmail. To send, you set up Gmail to use the TU/e SMTP server.

The problem is that forwarding is possible only with the new interface of Outlook Web App, but sometimes the website shows the old one. In that case, you can try to change browser to create the filter. More information about supported browsers is available here.

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2 thoughts on “TU/e email: parameters for IMAP, POP and SMTP”

  1. Been struggling with this for a day. Thank you for the info, this worked :)!

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