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Outlook 2007 IconOutlook 2007 IMAP Configuration

This document details how to setup a wildcat mail account for access using IMAP in Outlook 2007.

  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 > Programs > Microsoft Office > Microsoft Office Outlook 2007
    If Outlook asks you to setup your account, close that window by pressing cancel or the x in the upper right hand corner.
  4. Go to Account Settings
    From the Tools menu in Outlook, select Account Settings.
    Outlook Tools Menu
  5. Select New
    Click the New button.
    Outlook Email Accounts Management
  6. Enter your basic account information
    Enter your display name and Wildcat email address. Then select the Manually configure server settings or additional server types checkbox.
    Add New E-mail account wizard will open with Auto Account Setup
  7. Select Internet E-mail
    E-mail Account Type
  8. Enter Account Settings
    As shown below enter the account details as shown below.
    • In the Account Type drop down menu, select IMAP; enter the incoming and outgoing server names shown below.
    • In the User Name field, input your full email address including @mail.csuchico.edu.

  9. Account Settings
  10. Enter Advanced Settings
    Click the More Settings button, and then on the Advanced tab. Enter the information below.
    • Incoming server must be 993, and must use SSL encryption.
    • Outgoing server should use 587, and TLS encryption.
  11. Mail Server Port Settings
  12. Enter Outgoing Server Information
    Click on the Outgoing tab. Make sure that My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication is selected. Also the radio button Use same settings as my incoming mail server should also be selected.
    Outgoing Mail Server Settings
  13. Finish the Setup Process
    Click OK > Next > Finish > Close > OK.
    Congratulations, Outlook should now be setup to receive mail from your Wildcat email account.