This page contains information about Express-SMTP, a service that sends email from on-campus IP addresses.
On This Page
- How to use Express-SMTP to send outgoing messages
- From an email client
- From a printer or other device
- Related Links
Express-SMTP is a campus SMTP server that allows a computer or device on the campus network to send mail without authenticating.
Since you don't need to authenticate to use Express-SMTP, you can use this service without a NetID and password.
This works as long as your computer or device is either on the campus network or connected into campus via the VPN service.
Express-SMTP is still in use
Although the Express Email service was retired in late 2011, the Express-SMTP service is independent and continues to be available. There are currently no plans to retire Express-SMTP.
Your email client (i.e., Outlook, Apple Mail, Thunderbird) or your printer or other device on the campus network can use Express SMTP to send outgoing messages.
Visit Exchange 2010 (for faculty, staff, and graduate students) or the supported email clients for Google Apps (for undergraduates), find the instructions for the email client you're using, and substitute express-smtp.cites.uiuc.edu for the outgoing (also known as SMTP) email server in those instructions.
Set up your device with these connection parameters:
requires an encrypted connection: