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Perdition (Email Proxy) Retirement
This article explains support for retirement of the Perdition portion of the University of Chicago email system. It provides recommendations for clients using the perdition imap/pop proxy server.
What is Perdition?
Perdition is a POP and IMAP proxy server. Email programs connecting to pop.uchicago.edu or imap.uchicago.edu actually hit Perdition first. Perdition allows authentication by email alias (rather than using the standard CNetID and password) that a very few remaining people might be using to access their xMail account.
What is happening to Perdition?
The Perdition server will be retired in anticipation of later more substantial changes to the University of Chicago email system.
What changes will be required of those using Perdition?
Because the functionality of authentication by email alias will not be replaced when Perdition is retired, it will be necessary to reconfigure email programs to use the standard CNetID and password. We have documentation regarding how to configure email clients to authenticate using standard CNetID and password rather than an email alias. We are also ready to assist over the phone (773.702.5800) or email (email@example.com) or in-person at our Regenstein TechBar.
Windows Mobile: https://answers.uchicago.edu/15798
Outlook for Mac 2011: https://answers.uchicago.edu/18284
Outlook 2010 (off-campus): https://answers.uchicago.edu/26611
Outlook 2010 (on-campus): https://answers.uchicago.edu/26610
Generic IMAP client: https://answers.uchicago.edu/16012
Outlook 2013 (on-campus): https://answers.uchicago.edu/28737
Outlook 2007 (on-campus): https://answers.uchicago.edu/16036
Outlook 2007 (off-campus): https://answers.uchicago.edu/16037
Thunderbird (v.24) for Mac: https://answers.uchicago.edu/27291
Windows phone (v8): https://answers.uchicago.edu/27675
Windows phone (v7): https://answers.uchicago.edu/27426
Windows 8: https://answers.uchicago.edu/27481