Configuring Outlook for Windows
Setting Up a New Account
If Outlook has not already been set up to access your IMAP account, you will need to provide Outlook with some configuration settings before using it to read your mail.
1. Select "Manual Configuration"
2. Select "Internet Email"
Configuring Outlook to Access Your Account
To connect to our mail servers, Outlook will need the following configuration information:
|Your Name:||How you would like your name to appear on mail you send to others|
|E-mail Address:||The email address you want to use when sending mail|
|Incoming Mail Server:||imap.srv.cs.cmu.edu|
|Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP):||smtp.srv.cs.cmu.edu|
|User Name:||Your SCS UserID|
|Password:||Your SCS Mail Instance Password|
|Remember Password:||Check this if you would like Outlook to save your password|
We recommend setting several settings in the Internet E-Mail Settings dialog box. You can bring up this dialog box by clicking on the "More Settings..." button:
...and then click on the Advanced tab. We recommend the following settings:
Server Port Numbers
|Incoming server (IMAP):||143|
|Outgoing Server (SMTP):||587|
We recommend increasing the server timeout to around five (5) minutes.
To Finish configuring Outlook:
- Click OK to exit the Internet E-mail Settings dialog box
- Click Next in the Add New Account dialog box
- Outlook will test your settings
- Click Close if there are no problems
- Click Finish to start using Outlook
Outlook is now configured. You can now start using Outlook to read and send mail.
For more information on how to use Outlook, Microsoft provides extensive online help.
We're also happy to help; if you have any questions about how to use Thunderbird, please contact us at the SCS Helpdesk:
- By phone: 8x6787
- By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- In person: GHC 4203