The following settings apply to the mail service of the Institute
- Sending mails - Settings for the outgoing
- Reading mail - IMAP, POP and
Please contact the system administration  (staff)
with any problems concerning the mail
mails - settings for the outgoing SMTP Server
ATTENTION: the configuration described below
is only intended for use on the desktop computer of the Institute of
Mathematics. If you want to send mails from outside of the mathematics
network (e.g. from a notebook from the eduroam WLAN or from home),
then it is best to configure the exchange server of the TU Berlin:
exchange.tu-berlin.de (Port 587, encryption: STARTTLS, authentication:
password and as username: Ihr_tubIT_Kontoname@win.tu-berlin.de).
For mail.math.tu-berlin.de use the following settings in your
mail program for sending mails (settings for the outgoing server). You
have to configure an encrypted connection with
STARTTLS (not SSL/TLS!)
For connections without SSL, please select the value
"None" under "Connection Security" and also set
Both "25" and "587" (for STARTTLS) can be used
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Reading mail - IMAP, POP and SSL
At the mail server mail.math.tu-berlin.de the
reading of mails via IMAP and POP is for security reasons only allowed
via SSL connection. In the following you will find for selected
applications a partly illustrated instruction how to enable SSL
support. Please accept the security certificate for the mail server
after the conversion. If you accept it forever, this is a one-time
matter for the validity period of the certificate.
Note: Access via a network file system connection (like NFS)
is disabled within our network. Also terminal based programs like mutt
or alpine must use IMAP and have to be configured for this.
- alpine (former
For Mozilla Thunderbird,
please go to the "Account Settings" via the "Edit"
menu. Select the "Server Settings" under the account for
mail.math.tu-berlin.de on the left. Settings options appear on the
right. Select the entry "SSL/TLS" in the pull-down menu
under "Security Settings" under the sub-item
"Connection security". The "Authentication method"
should be set to "Normal password". The port for the SSL
connection should automatically be set to 993. Enter a root folder
(often also called IMAP prefix path or IMAP server directory) under
the "Advanced" menu item. You are free to choose the name of
the root folder. Save the settings by pressing the "OK"
button in all menus.
Please accept the security certificate of our mail server at your
alpine (former pine)
The command line tool alpine reads its preferences
from a file called .pinerc in your home directory. Edit this file. You
have to setup a variable called "inbox-path" in this file
that is often empty. Search the variable and change it to
Replace "your_user_name" with the login name of your
account at Institute of Mathematics. Alpine will ask you for your
password at start of program.
edit a file called .muttrc in your home directory. You have to
configure settings for the two variables "folder" and
"spoolfile" . They ensure that you access the mailboxes via
Replace "your_user_name" by the login name of your
account at Institute of Mathematics. You should also make sure that
the correct domain is attached to the mathematics mail addresses.
Configure the following line in .muttrc:
At first start of mutt accept
the certificate of the mail server!
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