Service Desk

Information Technology Services

Email and Calendar Support

Cal Poly offers email and calendar services for current students, faculty, and staff.  Access your Cal Poly email and calendar account through the My Cal Poly portal > My Apps > Email and Calendar.  Account access is also available on mobile devices.  Each account has integrated email, calendar, address book, and tasks.  Campus email may also be forwarded to an external email account.  Auxiliary and departmental accounts are available upon request.

Getting Started

ITS recommends the use of the web client for email and calendar for the most consistent user experience.

Operating System Full ITS Support Documentation Only
Windows 7 Outlook 2010 with IMAP IMAP Configuration (below)

Outlook Web Application (OWA Web Client)

(IE, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Mac OS 10.X

Outlook Web Application (OWA Web Client)

(Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

IMAP Client Configuration,


Android   IMAP and Exchange Configuration
Apple iOS   IMAP and Exchange Configuration


  1. For email local message stores ITS recommends using Outlook with IMAP.
  2. No sensitive or confidential data should be stored on a local or external device. Refer to Cal Poly data classification and security information.
  3. Level 1 data may not be stored in cloud storage services such as OneDrive. 

IMAP settings for Outlook, Mac Mail, and Other Clients

The Office 365 system is intended to be set up using Exchange Settings, whenever possible use this setting instead of IMAP.


Your full Cal Poly Email address. e.g.


Your Cal Poly Portal password

Incoming Email Server

Incoming Port

993 (IMAP) or 995 (POP3)

Incoming Connection Type


Outgoing Email or SMTP Server

Outgoing Port

25 (587 works better for some off-campus Outlook users)

Outgoing Connection Type



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