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Outlook 2003 IconOutlook 2003 IMAP Configuration

This document details how to setup a WildcatMail account for access using IMAP in Outlook 2003.

  1. Enable IMAP using the Web interface
    If you have not done so already, Enable IMAP for WildcatMail before setting up IMAP access in Entourage.
  2. Set your IMAP password
    If you haven't used IMAP with your WildcatMail power by Google you'll need to set your IMAP password.
  3. Open Microsoft Outlook
    Start > All Programs or simply Programs > Microsoft Office > Microsoft Office Outlook 2003
    If Outlook asks you to setup your account, close that window by pressing cancel or the x in the upper right hand corner.
  4. Open Account Preferences
    Go to the Tools menu, then to E-mail Accounts.
    Outlook Tools Menu
  5. Add a New Account
    Select Add a new e-mail account then click Next.
    Accounts Setup Wizard
  6. Select IMAP
    Select IMAP as the account type, and then click Next.
    Account Server Type
  7. Enter Account Settings
    • The incoming mail server is imap.gmail.com
    • The outgoing mail server is smtp.gmail.com
      Your username is your complete email address including the @mail.csuchico.edu).
    Account Settings
  8. Enter Advanced Settings
    Click the More Settings button, and then select the Advanced tab. Enter the information below:
    • Incoming server must be 993, and the check mark box This server requires and encrypted connection (SSL) should be checked.
    • Outgoing server should use 465, and the check mark box This server requires and encrypted connection (SSL) should be checked.
    Outgoing Mail Server Settings
  9. Change Outgoing Authentication
    Check the box which says My Outgoing mail server requires authentication. Also make sure that Use the same settings as my incoming mail server is selected.
    Mail Server Port Settings
  10. Finish the Setup Process
    Click OK, and then Next, which will bring you to this screen:
    Final Account Setup Screen
    Congratulations, Outlook should now be setup to access to your WildcatMail account.