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Accessing HUJI e-mail through other ISPs

If you are connected to the Internet via other ISP at home, via a network other than the Hebrew University. If you are connected to some wireless network with your computer, or you are in an Internet Cafee - you have a few options to access your mail:

  1. Web access
    Connect to your E-mail through a browser. It is advisable especially when you are away from your computer, or if you are connecting for a short while to an "unknown" wireless network (such as airport, hotel, etc.)

  2. Connect to Samba
    Connect to your E-mail with a mail client. It is advisable especially when you are away from your office with your laptop, connected for a short while to an "unknown" wireless network (such as airport, hotel, etc.)

  3. Setting your client's preferences
    Reading your mail is always possible. Changing the mail client's setup is necessary for sending mail as well from anothe network/ISP. Re-configuration of the email client is recommended in cases where you basically use your own computer and attached regularly to a certain Internet provider or other network. You might wish to reconsider this solution if you are abroad - it can result in a slow connection.

  4. Forward all your e-mail to another e-mail address
    Forwarding your mail is recommended in case you leave Israel for a long period and you will be having an alternative local mail account for that period.

1) Web access

 

2) Connect to Samba

Instructions for using Samba: http://ca.huji.ac.il/services/internet/connect/SambaVPN/

Please note - you have to open a connection account (user%ra), if you don't have one, before you leave. Access to the registration site is possible only from HUJI network.

 

3) Setting your client's preferences

In order to be able to send mail through your HUJI account while connected to another ISP, you should change the SMTP server (or Outgoing mail server) of your mail client (Outlook Express, Eudora, etc.) according to your ISP specifications. To find out which outgoing mail server (or SMTP setting) to use, contact your local system administrator, i.e. your ISP helpdesk, or the University Computing Center (as the case may be).

Note: it is only possible to access your mail with a POP client. You will not be able to access via other mail protocols.

Choose your mail client and operating system from the table below:

 

4) Forward your mail

Forwarding your mail is recommended in case you leave Israel for a long period and you will be having an alternative local mail account for that period. It solves the problem of the slow retrieve of your mail from Israel, and enables to work in a more simple fashion with a single local mail account. Please note that once you set the forward option you will not be able to see your new messages from your HUJI account - only from the mail account you've forwarded your mail to.

Follow the instructions to set forwarding to your account.


If you need further help you may contact our support centers: 02-6585555, 02-5883450.

Last updated:27/07/2011