Configuring Pegasus Mail (Windows XP) for Texas A&M Email (Neo)
Document ID 485
Depending on the email program you use, you can easily configure it to access your Texas A&M Email (Neo) account. This document will help you setup Pegasus Mail 4.52 and later in Windows XP to access and use the university mail services.
We have also included instructions to help you setup Pegasus mail to search the TAMU directory for other users' email addresses.
The following settings will be used in the tutorial below:
- Incoming Mail Server (IMAP): neo.tamu.edu
- Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP): smtp-relay.tamu.edu
- Use SSL/TLS security : Via direct SSL connect
- Search options for LDAP: dc=tamu,dc=edu
Setting Up Your IMAP Profile
1. First, we will need to create a new IMAP profile in Pegasus Mail. This can be done by clicking on the Tools menu at the top of the Pegasus Mail screen, and selecting IMAP Profiles.
2. Once you are in the Manage IMAP Profiles window, click on New.
3. In the IMAP Mailbox settings window, you should already be under the General Tab. Fill in the following information.
- Enter a name for this definition: Texas A&M Email (Neo)
- IMAP Server address: neo.tamu.edu
- Server port: 993
- Login name: NetID
- Password: NetID password
Click on the Security tab.
Under the Use SSL/TLS security on this connection section, select the radio button labeled via direct SSL Connect.
Now click the OK button. You have finished setting up Pegasus Mail for receiving mail from your Texas A&M Email (Neo) account.
Setting Up Outgoing Mail
First, click on the Tools menu at the top of your Pegasus Mail window, and then select Internet Options. You should now be under the General tab of the Internet Mail Options window. Enter your Texas A&M Email (Neo) address into the field labeled My Internet e-mail address is.
Click on the Sending (SMTP) tab and click Add.
Next, click on New to create a new SMTP account.
First, choose a name for the account such as TAMU SMTP. Then enter smtp-relay.tamu.edu as the server host name. Enter 587 for the Server TCP/IP port number.
Click on the Security tab.
Under the SSL/TLS settings section, select Via STARTTLS.
Under the SMTP Authentication section, select Login to the SMTP server using the following details.
Enter your Texas A&M Email (Neo) username for the username field and your Texas A&M Email (Neo) password for the password field. Click OK.
You should now be back to the SMTP definitions window.
Double-click on the new TAMU SMTP account you just created.
TAMU SMTP has now been added to the list of SMTP hosts you plan to use to send email. Click OK.
You have now finished setting up Pegasus Mail to send email for your Texas A&M Email (Neo) account.
Setting the LDAP Configuration
It is possible to setup Pegasus Mail to search the LDAP directory for other users' email addresses. The following instructions will help you set this up.
First, click on the Addresses menu and select LDAP Client. Click on Setup. You will now see the LDAP Client Setup window. Click New.
By clicking on New, you should now see the Directory service definition window.
Enter TAMU for the title of the directory service entry.
Enter operator.tamu.edu for the Host name and 389 for the Port.
Finally, for the Search field, enter ou=people,dc=tamu,dc=edu and click OK.
Click Done. You have now finished setting up Pegasus Mail to search the LDAP directory for other TAMU users' email addresses.
For further assistance, please contact Help Desk Central any time by calling (979) 845-8300 or emailing email@example.com.