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Configuring your iPhone or iPad Mail device to access your Zimbra mailbox using IMAP


There are two ways to configure your iPhone or iPad Mail application to sync to your Vernon Parish email account -- using an ActiveSync connection or using a standard IMAP connection. In addition to pulling your Vernon Parish email, an ActiveSync connection also pulls in your Vernon Parish calendar and contacts. When configuring your device to use an IMAP connection, you will only be able to sync your email messages.

 

These instructions configure the iPhone Mail application to use a standard IMAP connection for mail transfer. Instructions for configuring the Mail application to use ActiveSync are also available.

  1. Press the Home button to access the Home screen.
  2. Tap the Settings icon.
  3. Tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
  4. Tap Add Account.
  5. Tap Other.
  6. Tap Add Mail Account.
  7. Enter the following values for your new account:
    • Name: your full name and as you would like it to appear on outgoing messages
    • Address: your Vernon Parish username@vpsb.k12.la.us email address
    • Password: your Vernon Parish password.
    • Description: label this account Vernon Parish.
  8. Tap Next in the upper-right corner of the screen.
  9. In the next screen, IMAP should be selected by default. Scroll down and enter the following values for your Incoming Mail Server:
    • Host Name: mail.vpsb.k12.la.us
    • User Name: your Vernon Parish username
    • Password: this field is pre-populated with your Vernon Parish password from step 7.
  10. Scroll down and enter the following values for your Outgoing Mail Server:
    • Host Name: mail.vpsb.k12.la.us
    • User Name: your Vernon Parish username
    • Password: your Vernon Parish password
  11. Tap Next.
  12. When Mail has finished verifying your account settings, tap Save. You will return to the Mail, Contacts, Calendars configuration screen.
  13. Tap on your new account.
  14. Tap Account Info.
  15. Scroll down to Outgoing Mail Server and tap SMTP.
  16. Tap the entry for mail.vpsb.k12.la.us and verify the following settings:
    • Use SSL: ON
    • Server Port: 465
  17. Tap Done.
  18. Tap Account Info.
  19. Scroll down to Outgoing Mail Server and tap Advanced.
  20. Scroll down and verify the following Incoming Settings:
    • Use SSL: ON
    • Authentication: Password
    • Server Port: 993
  21. Tap Account Info.
  22. Tap Done.