Outlook Express

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Configuring Outlook Express for Windows 9x/Me/2000/XP (Faculty and Staff)

  1. Open Outlook Express
  2. Click on the Tools menu and then click Accounts....
  3. Click the Add button and then click Mail....
  4. Enter your name in the Display Name field, and click Next.
  5. Enter your University of Akron email address in the format UAnetID@uakron.edu in the Email address: field, and click Next.
  6. Using the following settings, select the type of Incoming Mail Server from the drop-down list and enter the Incoming and Outgoing email server addresses, and click Next.
  7. My incoming mail server is a ____ server:  IMAP
    Incoming mail (POP3, IMAP or HTTP) server:  exchange.uanet.edu
    Outgoing mail (SMTP) server:  exchange.uanet.edu
    

    Step 6: Mail Server Settings

  8. Enter your UAnetID in the Account Name field. Enter your password in the Password field, and click Next.
  9. Click Finish to complete email setup. DO NOT close the Internet Accounts window.
  10. Highlight the exchange.uanet.edu entry in the accounts pane, and click Properties.
  11. Click the Servers tab, and check the box next to My server requires authentication.
  12. Step 10: Outgoing Mail Authentication

  13. Click the Advanced tab.
  14. Under Outgoing Mail (SMTP), check the box next to This server requires a secure connection (SSL).
  15. Under Incoming mail (IMAP), check the box next to This server requires a secure connection (SSL). The port number will change to 993.
  16. Step 13: Mail Server Port Security

  17. Click OK on the exchange.uanet.edu Properties window.
  18. Click Close on the Internet Accounts window.

Configuring Windows Mail for Windows Vista (Faculty and Staff)

Note: Windows Mail has been superseded by Windows Live Mail. Therefore, the following instructions may no longer be valid. Please use a University-supported email client and refer to the appropriate setup instructions in the Email section.

  1. First, begin by opening windows mail. Click the start button, then click E-Mail
  2. Second, click on Tools and then Accounts
  3. Third, click on add
  4. Next click E-Mail
  5. Enter in your display name, for instance, your name.
  6. Next, enter in your email address in the format UAnetID@uakron.edu.
  7. Next for Faculty/Staff, pick
  8. IMAP
    exchange.uanet.edu
    smtp.uakron.edu
    
  9. Next, the install wizard will ask you for your ID and password. This will be your UAnetID and password. Do not include @uakron.edu
  10. Click Finish. Your UA folders will be displayed as seen in the image below.
  11. Windowsmail4.jpg

Configuring Windows Live Mail for Windows Vista/7 (Faculty and Staff)

  1. Open Windows Live Mail.
  2. Click the Accounts tab.
  3. Click the Email button.
  4. Step 8: Windows Live Mail Email Button

  5. Enter your University of Akron email address in the format UAnetID@uakron.edu in the Email address: field.
  6. Enter your UAnetID password in the Password: field.
  7. Enter your name in the Display name for your sent messages: field.
  8. Check the box next to Manually configure server settings, and click next.
  9. Using the following settings, configure the appropriate server settings, and click Next.
  10. Incoming server information:
     - Server Type:  IMAP
     - Server address:  exchange.uanet.edu
     - Check the box next to Require a secure connection (SSL). The port number will change to 993.
     - Authenticate using:  Secure Password Authentication
    Outgoing server information:
     - Server address:  exchange.uanet.edu
     - Check the box next to Require a secure connection (SSL)
     - Check the box next to Requires authentication
    

    Step 8: Configure server settings

  11. Click Finish to complete email setup.

Changing Outlook Express Email Account Passwords

  1. Open Outlook Express
  2. From 'Tool' menu, select accounts
  3. Select the 'Mail' tab. Select the account for which the password needs changed. Click 'Properties.'
  4. Select the 'Servers' tab. In the 'Password' box, replace the old password with the new password.
  5. Click 'Apply'
  6. Click 'OK'

Changing Windows Mail Email Account Passwords

  1. Open Windows Mail
  2. Select the Tools Menu, Select Accounts
  3. Select Your Email account, and click Properties
  4. Click the servers tab, your password is in the middle of the page
  5. Click Apply
  6. Click OK