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Configure Outlook 2003 for Windows XP - II

Phase II - Encrypt outgoing email

  • Tools menu Once you have configured your client to access incoming email, open Outlook and click "Tools" > "E-mail Accounts"


  • Select "View or change existing e-mail accounts," then click "Next" Change accounts
  • Outgoing svr In the "E-mail Accounts" window, select your Corvid account on the left, then click "Change." Click on the "Outgoing Server" tab, then check the box next to "My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication," and select the radio button next to "Use same settings as my incoming mail server"
  • SMTP port Next, click the "Advanced" tab, then check the box next to "This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL)" under the "Outgoing server" section, then change the "Outgoing server (SMTP)" port to "587"
  • Click "OK," "Next," then "Finish" to complete the configuration. You will now be able to send mail securely both on- and off-campus.

Note: If Outlook attempts to send a message from an off-campus connection to a non-cs.cmu.edu address before completing the above process and the message remains hung in the "Outbox," all messages created after that point will also hang, even if they were sent after configuring for encryption. To fix this problem, delete all messages from the "Outbox," then restart Outlook.

Also, this configuration will only work for Outlook 2003 with Service Pack 2 for Office (not Windows) .