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Setting Up myBCIT Email on a Personal Device

To use your myBCIT email on your phone or in a desktop application, you must first Opt-in for “Native Client” use. After this is done, you can then connect your phone or desktop application to access your myBCIT email.

Native client access is disabled after 90 days of inactivity. You will need to enable this again if you do not access your email in a 90 day period (any method).

Enable Native Client

1. Log in to myBCIT email.
2. Click Settings in the top right.
3. In the Preferences selection on the left, choose the Native Client section.
4. Toggle the switch to Blue/Right and click Save.
A settings menu with the enable native client slider at the enabled state5. You can now configure your myBCIT email on any device.

Configuration Settings

User Settings (Authentication)

Incoming (IMAP)

Server Port Security Type
imap.my.bcit.ca 993 SSL or SSL/TLS

Outgoing (SMTP)

Server Port Security Type
smtp.my.bcit.ca 587 TLS or STARTTLS This is the preferred setting
smtp.my.bcit.ca 465 SSL or SSL/TLS

More information

Configuration depends on the device and/or client you are using; the following are some of the most common:

Setup on Gmail for Android
Setup on Mail for iOS 
Setup on Mail for Windows 10 (Other account)
Setup on Mail for MacOS  (Other mail account…)