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Mobile Email

Setting Up Mobile Email

Your always on the move, so bring your email with you! Setting up your smartphone to receive your ODU student email will help you stay connected and make sure you don't miss out on timely emails and information.

Due to security requirements, you will need to setup a secondary password for this service. This password cannot be the same as your MIDAS password, and it will only be used for this IMAP service.

Step 1

Due to security requirements, you will need to setup a secondary password for this service. This password cannot be the same as your MIDAS password, and it will only be used for this IMAP service.

To set up a secondary password in MIDAS:

  1. Log into the MIDAS website: midas.odu.edu
  2. Under the Account Details section, click the <Gmail Student Mail Service>
  3. Click <Set a service-specific password>
  4. Enter a new password for this service; it cannot be the same as your MIDAS
    password>
  5. Click on <Change Service Password>
  6. Once you have setup this service password, it will take up to 30 minutes for this new password to synchronize over to
    Gmail. Once it has synchronized, you can use it to configure email on your smartphone.

Step 2

Next, you will need to enable IMAP access for your ODU student Gmail account.

  1. Log into the your ODU student Gmail account
  2. Click on the Cog icon in the upper right then click Mail Settings
  3. Click on "Forwarding and POP/IMAP"
  4. Under "IMAP Access", click "Enable IMAP", then click on "Save Changes"

Step 3

After waiting 30 mins for your password to synchronize with Gmail and enabling IMAP for your account, follow your phone's email setup options for Gmail to configure your email on your smartphone.

IMPORTANT: When configuring IMAP access from your email or mobile client to your student Gmail account, please use your ODU Student Gmail address for your email address, user name, or account name (i.e., use Jdoe001@odu.edu NOT jdoe001@gmail.com)

Specific instructions for common clients can be found here: Gmail Recommended IMAP client settings

Google IMAP Settings

Incoming Settings IMAP server: imap.gmail.com
Port: 993
Security type: SSL (always)
Outgoing settings SMTP server: smtp.gmail.com
Port: 587 or 465 depending on the mail client
Security type: TLS (always)