Spot and Rintintin E-mail Accounts | Office of Information Technology

Spot and Rintintin E-mail Accounts

Last Updated: 08/10/2015

Overview

Some CU-Boulder faculty, staff, and students utilize other OIT servers such as spot.colorado.edu and rintintin.colorado.edu for email and/or web page hosting. Email can be accessed through an email program such as Outlook, or through a secure terminal program called Pine.

Configure Mail

Incoming Mail Server

  • Type: IMAP
  • Host: spot.colorado.edu or rintintin.colorado.edu
    • SSL Enabled
    • Authentication: Spot/Rintintin password*
  • User name: CULoginName
  • Password: Spot/Rintintin password*

Outgoing Mail Server

  • Type: SMTP
  • Host: smtp.colorado.edu
    • STARTTLS Enabled (if supported, SSL if not)
  • User name: CULoginName
  • Password: Identikey password

*Your Spot/Rintintin password is separate from you IdentiKey password. If you need to change your password or have forgotten it, you need to contact the IT Service Center for assistance.

Change Your Password

You can change your password by logging into your account via a SSH terminal application and typing the command passwd. Or contact the IT Service Center for assistance.

Using Pine

Pine is a simple email program you can use to check your email through an SSH terminal application.

Features

  • Basic email account provided for special needs
  • PINE access
  • IMAP access

Cost

This service is provided as a common-good to the campus which means there is no direct cost to you or your department.

Who can get it

Faculty, staff, and students that have special business needs.

How to get it

Review the Unix Account Policy and then contact the IT Service Center.