Configuring your Cabrillo Email Account and Using Secure Email at Cabrillo College

posted Dec 17, 2010, 12:54 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Jan 13, 2014, 1:37 PM by jugallo@cabrillo.edu ]
TIP: Change the settings on all of your computers that use Cabrillo email, including home, travel, portable, and PDA computers. If you use more than one email client (with the exception of WebMail), you must also change the settings on each client on each computer.

Use these instructions with the following email clients:
The Cabrillo College IT security policy requires encryption (or scrambling) of all communication between your email client and the Cabrillo College mail server. This holds true for all email clients you might use, including: Mozilla ThunderBird; Microsoft Outlook; Apple Mail, or any other IMAP- or POP-compliant email software that you use. If you use Correo WebMail, your email is already secured.

Your connection to our email server must use the same type of encryption that is used on secure websites (for example, your online banking site). By using secure email, you prevent your Cabrillo usernames and passwords from being seen on the Internet. By protecting your Cabrillo College network credentials, we prevent identity thieves from using your Cabrillo College credentials to learn more about you.

Under our policy, all email sent between cabrillo.edu addresses is encrypted. However, we cannot guarantee email security for messages sent to other addresses on the Internet, once the messages leave the Cabrillo College network.