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Outlook Express IMAP Configuration

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

  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 Outlook Express

    Open Outlook Express by going to Start < Programs < Outlook Express or by clicking on a desktop icon.

  4. Go to Account Settings

    Click the Tools menu, and select Accounts...

  5. Add a new Mail Account

    Click the Add button, and then click Mail...

  6. Enter Display Name

    Enter your name in the 'Display name' field, and click Next.

  7. Enter Your WildcatMail Address

    Enter your full WildcatMail address ( in the Email address field, and click Next.

  8. Enter Account Settings

    • Select IMAP from the drop-down menu as the type of incoming mail server.
    • Enter in the Incoming mail (POP3, IMAP or HTTP) server field.
    • Enter in the Outgoing mail (SMTP) server field.
    • Click Next.
  9. Enter Authentication Information

    • Enter your full email address including in the Account name field. Enter your password in the Password field, and click Next.
    • Click Finish.
  10. Initial Account Settings
  11. Adjust Account Properties

    Highlight under Account, and click Properties.

  12. Enter Advanced Settings

    Click the Advanced tab and enter the following information:

    • Under Outgoing Mail (SMTP), check the box next to 'This server requires a secure connection (SSL).'
    • Enter '465' in the 'Outgoing mail (SMTP)' field.
    • Under Incoming mail (IMAP), check the box next to 'This server requires a secure connection (SSL)'. The port will change to '993'.
    Advanced Server Port Settings
  13. Enter Server Settings

    Click the Servers tab, and check the box next to My server requires authentication. Then click OK to finish the account setup process.

    Mail Server Settings

    Congratulations, you have successfully set up Outlook Express to access your WildcatMail account.