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Email Configuration: Best Practices and Guidelines

Best practice for email at Beloit College is to use the Google interface (mail.beloit.edu). The other option is to configure your email client with IMAP or POP settings.

For a brief description of the difference between IMAP and POP, see this page. In simple terms, IMAP is a two-way connection with the mail server and POP is a one way download of mail from the server.

Enabling IMAP in Gmail

General IMAP Configuration Instructions

Enabling POP in Gmail

General POP Configuration Instructions