An email client is just any program that lets you read and send email. The most popular client on campus is IMP, but other desktop clients are faster and have more features. For example, you can store messages for offline viewing, and you can manage your address book more efficiently. Desktop email clients include:
If you're configuring an email client, you'll want to use these settings:
- Incoming mail server: studentmail.williams.edu
- Outgoing mail server: mail.williams.edu (on campus)
Note that in theory, and likely in practice, you will not be able to use mail.williams.edu as your outgoing mail server from off campus. See SMTP for some tips on setting up an alternate outgoing server for off campus. A more comprehensive list of setting up older versions of Microsoft Outlook or other programs here.