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Outlook Express settings

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Summary: This document provides specific instructions on how to configure Outlook Express 6 for use with CHASS. Outlook Express is the E-mail program that comes with Internet Exporer 6 (IE6). Outlook Express version 6 is the release currently supported by the Information Commons. This page provides steps and settings for configuring Outlook Express 6 manually. The values provided work with earlier releases of Outlook Express, but may look slightly different.

Quick Reference For Experienced Users

If you are experienced configuring E-mail client software, just use the values in the Values Summary box below:
General Configuration Values for Outlook Express
Configuration Setting: Configuration Value:
Email Address Your "" email address
Incoming Server   enable SSL, port 993
Outgoing Server:   enable SSL, port 465
Incoming User name: Your "" email address
Outgoing User name: Your "" email address

Configuring Outlook Express

*WARNING! The POP setting on Outlook Express, by default, removes all email messages from your UTORmail INBOX. We strongly recommend that customers using Outlook Express use IMAP for incoming mail server.

Creating Your Account in Outlook Express

  1. Start Outlook Express.
  2. Enter your name in the Display name: field, and click Next.

  3. Enter your e-mail address in the E-mail Address field: and click Next.

  4. In the E-mail Server Names window:

    • Choose IMAP from the drop down menu
    • In the Incoming mail (POP3, IMAP or HTTP) server: field, type
    • In the Outgoing mail server field, type
    • Click Next.

  5. In the Internet Mail Logon window,
    • Enter your in the box next to "Account name:"
    • Type your password in the Password field.
    • Click Next.

  6. Click Finish to complete the Internet Connection Wizard.

  7. Continue with the directions in the following section.

Help Protect Your E-mail with SSL

Enhanced security network access uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) as a protocol that helps ensure the privacy of documents transmitted over the Internet, including email messages. Once activated, SSL encrypts your incoming messages, ensuring that passwords and other private information can not be intercepted in transit.

Activating SSL in Outlook is quick and easy, and CNS strongly recommends that you do so as soon as possible.

Have your email and password handy and complete the following:

  1. In Outlook Express, in the Tools > Accounts.

  2. Click on the Mail tab, select your account entry and click Properties.

  3. The following window should appear. Note the six tabs at the top of the window.

  4. Click on the Servers tab

    • The box next to "Incoming mail (IMAP):" should say
    • The box next to "Outgoing mail (SMTP):" should be changed to say
    • Under "Incoming Mail Server"
      • The box next to "Account name:" should be your account

    • Under "Outgoing Mail Server"
      • check My server requires authentication
      • Click on Settings and verify that the outgoing server uses the same logon information as the incoming mail server, click OK

  5. Click on the Advanced tab and you will see a window that looks similar to that pictured below.
    Make the following changes:
    • Under the line Outgoing mail (SMTP): check This server requires a secure connection (SSL)
    • In the box beside Outgoing mail (SMTP): enter 465.
    • Under the line Incoming mail (IMAP): check This server requires a secure connection (SSL)
    • In the box beside Incoming mail (IMAP):, confirm that 993 appears.

  6. Click OK

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Last update: 2010-03-09 17:16
Author: CP
Revision: 1.7