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Employee e-mail

Settings for Oakton's email services

While we can help Oakton Employees and Trustees by letting you know the settings needed to access Oakton's email, we cannot easily document how to set up every mobile device or email client on the market these days to use email. We suggest you first go to your provider's or device manufacturer's help documentation to find out how to set up your email; then use the settings below.

Here are some quick links to help documentation for some of the more commonly used devices:

BlackBerry® Smartphone
iPhone/iPad/iPod touch

Once you find out how to get to your email set up, you will need to apply these settings to use Oakton's email:

Incoming mail:

  • Server:
  • Port: 993 (IMAPS)
  • Security type: SSL (always or force)
  • Authentication type: PLAIN
    [requires valid username and password]

Outgoing Mail:

  • Server:
  • Port: 587
  • Security Type: TLS (may need to select always, force, require, etc.)
  • Authentication Type: PLAIN (may need to select AUTH REQUIRED or similar)
    [requires valid username and password]

If you have questions about setting up your email, the first resource should be the provider or device manufacturer's support documentation; if you still have questions, please contact our IT Help Desk at 847.635.1965


Help Desk Hours

Des Plaines campus
Room 1710

Walk in hours*
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Phone support hours*
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

* The College is closed on Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the summer (late May through mid-August.)

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