Configuring Outlook 2016 for Windows (Cyrus IMAP E-mail)
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.
The first time you launch Outlook, you should be presented with the Add Account wizard. (You can also access this wizard at any time by choosing File > Add Account.)
Choose the option for Manual setup or additional server types
Choose the second option for POP or IMAP. Click Next >.
Enter account settings
Outlook will require the following settings to connect to your SCS IMAP account:
|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|
Once this configuration is filled in, you will also need to adjust several settings in the Internet E-Mail Settings dialog box. Click the "More Settings..." button at the bottom-right of the window.
Adjust Advanced Settings
On the Outgoing Server tab, make sure the option for "My Outgoing server (SMTP) required authentication" is checked.
On the Advanced tab, specify the following port and security settings:
|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 2016, Microsoft provides extensive online training.
We're also happy to help; if you have any questions about how to use Outlook please contact us at the SCS Helpdesk:
- By phone: x8-4231
- By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- In person: GHC 4203