Information Technology

Amherst Email Set Up Instructions

Links below go to instructions to set up your Amherst email to work with various kinds of mobile devices and/or email cilents incuding Android and iOS devices, and clients such as Outlook, Mac Mail, and Thunderbird.

Set up Amherst email on an Android mobile device

How to set up access to your Amherst email on an Android mobile device. Android devices vary a great deal based on device type and version of Android operating system. Your experience may vary from the instructions below, but the instructions should provide enough information to follow to get the email set up.

Email and Calendaring

Amherst students, faculty, and staff automatically receive an Amherst email mailbox when they join the College. Casual employees receive a mailbox at the request of their supervisor. Student organizations can request an email account or a listserv mailing list by using the Campus Center's student organization registration form.

The College email servers run Microsoft Exchange, which provides Email, Calendar, Contacts, Tasks, and other functions. Your messages and other data remain on the server until you explicitly delete them.

Windows 7 & 8 Manual VPN Setup

How to manually set up a VPN connection in Windows 7 and Windows 8 if you cannot use the automatic VPN client provided by the college.

Download VPN for Windows

How to set up a VPN connection on Windows using the automatic tool provide by Amherst College.

Set up Amherst email as IMAP account

If you wish to use an unsupported email client, or you do not want to use Exchange, you may set up your Amherst email as an IMAP account.  This usually entails selecting the Manual setup option in your email client's or mobile device's email setup/add account process. Use the following settings to configure your Amherst account as an IMAP email.