How to change the default SMTP port?



Ms Outlook/Express/Windows Mail

    In the menu: Tools/Accounts… choose your account and click Properties and then the Advanced tab.
    In the Outgoing mail (SMTP) field enter 587.
    Check if the SMTP authentication option is enabled.

Thunderbird

    In the menu: Tools / Account configuration, choose Outgoing mail server (SMTP).
    Click the Edit button.
    in the Port field enter 587.
    Check Use user ID and password and enter your login in the User field.
    Alternatively, you may check Use encrypted connection TLS option – then the mail transmission will be encrypted.
    Confirm new settings OK.

How to enable SMTP authentication?


Customizing e-mail programs to enable authentication for outgoing mail (SMTP)

    incoming mail server (POP3): pop.ue.katowice.pl

    incoming mail server (IMAP): imap.ue.katowice.pl

    outgoing mail server (SMTP): smtp.ue.katowice.pl

If an encrypted connection is chosen, the server names remain the same. This type of connection is recommended.

MS Outlook/Express

We advise against using MS Outlook Express as it is outdated software.

    From the Tools/Accounts… menu choose your account and click Properties and then the Servers tab.

    Check Server requires authentication – you may also set username and password by clicking the Settings button.

    Alternatively, you may still choose the Advanced tab and check the option This server requires… (under the Outgoing mail (SMTP) window) – then the mail transmission will be encrypted.

    Confirm new settings OK.

The default outgoing mail (SMTP) port must be changed from 25 to 587.


Thunderbird:

In the menu: Tools / Account configuration, choose Outgoing mail server (SMTP).

Click the Edit button.

Check Use user ID and password and enter your login in the User field.

Alternatively, you may check Use encrypted connection TLS option – then the mail transmission will be encrypted,

Confirm new settings OK.

The default outgoing mail (SMTP) port must be changed from 25 to 587.

Attention! If an encrypted connection is chosen, the server names remain the same. This type of connection is recommended.

How to set up an e-mail account in Outlook?



Employees – account in the domain ue.katowice.pl
When adding a new account, enter the entire e-mail address and follow these instructions selecting the appropriate parameters. Following completing and accepting the configuration, a login window should appear – please leave the username without changes, removing @ue.katowice.pl.

POP3 configuration



For edu.uekat.pl (similary for uekat.pl)

For ue.katowice.pl




IMAP configuration

For edu.uekat.pl (similary for uekat.pl)


How do I log in to Google Apps university e-mail for the first time?


An account to access to the university e-mail has been created automatically for each student!

Log in by gmail.com

The e-mail address consists of the first and last name of the student, i.e. first name.surname@edu.uekat.pl. If the data are repeated, the appropriate number is assigned following the name, please pay attention to that!

When logging in for the first time, please enter the current password from the Virtual University.

    1. as a login please enter the entire e-mail address

      the password from the Virtual University is only the password of the first login and cannot include Polish characters – if it includes those, please change the password and go to room 4/15 AITC,

      if the password from the Virtual University has been changed recently and the first login to Google Apps is not possible – see the above section
      following logging in,

      a message requiring you to change the password will appear – it cannot be the same as to the Virtual University, it must include a minimum of 12 characters, uppercase and lowercase letters, as well as a number

Defense against phishing



Attempt of phishing account access data, i.e. Phishing:


The vast majority of phishing e-mails are delivered via e-mail or social networking sites.

  1. Usually, websites do not send e-mails asking you to visit and log in to the site.

    Such a request should keep one attentive, it is always worth then to confirm the authenticity of the letter by contacting the site administrators.

    Banks and financial institutions never send letters asking to disclose (enter in the form) any data (login, password, card number), attempts to impersonate should be reported to persons responsible for security.

  2. Do not open hyperlinks directly from the received e-mail. It is relatively easy to modify their content so that it seemingly points to an authentic website but directs to an unauthorized, spoofing site.

  3. Regularly update the system and software, in particular the e-mail client and web browser.

  4. No personal data, such as passwords, credit card numbers, etc. may be sent via e-mail. Requests for providing a password and login in the e-mail should be ignored and reported to the appropriate persons.

  5. Banks and financial institutions use the HTTPS protocol where it is necessary to log into the system. If the login page does not contain the HTTPS protocol in the address, it should be reported to persons from the bank and no data should be provided there.

  6. It is not recommended to use older Internet browsers (e.g. Internet Explorer 6), which are often prone to various errors. Alternatively, one may use other programs, such as Mozilla Firefox or Opera or Internet Explorer 9 and 10 (whose latest versions are equipped with anti-phishing filters) or third-party software to protect against phishing.