Outlook Setup Instructions

Setup your faculty/staff e-mail account in Microsoft Outlook as an IMAP account

Why IMAP and not POP?

We recommend using IMAP because it provides a better method to access your mail from multiple devices. If you check your e-mail at work, on your mobile phone, and again at home, IMAP ensures that new mail is accessible from any device at any given time.  Please note that these setup instructions are NOT for setting up e-mail on University owned computers and are for setting up e-mail on a personal computer.

Outlook 2007 IMAP setup

  1. Start Outlook
  2. On the Tools menu, click Account Settings.                                                                                              Account Settings
  3. On the E-mail tab, click New.                                                                                                                    New Button
  4. In the Add New E-mail Account dialog box, click Microsoft Exchange, POP3, IMAP, or HTTP, and then click Next.
  5. Click the Manually configure server settings or additional server types check box, and then click Next.           Manually Configure Check Box
  6. Click Internet E-mail, and then click Next.
  7. Under User Information:
    • In the Your Name box, type your full name.
    • In the E-mail Address box, type your full Wilmington University e-mail address.
  8. Under Server Information:
    • Select IMAP in the Account Type box.
    • In the Incoming mail server box, type exchange.wilmu.edu.
    • Outgoing mail server (SMTP) box, you can find this on the Internet or by contacting your ISP. Example: Comcast outgoing mail server is smtp.comcast.net.
  9. Under Logon Information:
    • In the User Name box, type your Wilmington University e-mail account user name.
    • In the Password box, type your Wilmington University e-mail account password.
    • If you want Outlook to remember your e-mail account password.  Click the Remember password check box.

    NOTE: Leave the check box unchecked where it says "Log on using Secure Password Authentication (SPA)".                                                                                                                                                   IMAP Setup step 9

  10. Click the More Settings button.  In the Advanced tab, select SSL from the first drop down menu next to “Use the following type of encrypted connection:”                                                                                                Select SSL
  11. Click OK, Next, and Finish to complete the setup.

 

Outlook 2003 IMAP setup

  1. Start Outlook.
  2. In Microsoft Outlook, from the E-mail Accounts menu, select Tools.
  3. Email Accounts

  4. On the E-mail Accounts wizard window, select Add a new e-mail account, and then click Next.
  5. Add new e-mail account

  6. For your server type, select IMAP and then click Next.
  7. Select IMAP

  8. On the Internet E-mail Settings (POP3) window, enter your information as follows:
    • Your Name: Your first and last name.
    • E-mail Address: Your Wilmington University e-mail address.
    • User Name: Your Wilmington University e-mail account user name.
    • Password: Your Wilmington University e-mail account password.
    • Incoming mail server: exchange.wilmu.edu.
    • Outgoing mail server (SMTP): You can find this on the Internet or by contacting your ISP. Example: Comcast outgoing mail server is smtp.comcast.net.

    NOTE: Leave the check box unchecked where it says "Log on using Secure Password Authentication (SPA)E-mail Accounts

  9. Click the More Setting button.  On the Internet E-mail Settings window, go to the Outgoing Server tab.
  10. Select My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication.
  11. Outgoing Server

  12. Go to the Advanced tab, click the “This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL)" check box under the “Incoming server (POP3)” section.  Also set the “Incoming server (POP3)” port to 993 and the “Outgoing server (SMTP)” port to 25.                                                                                                                       Advanced tab
  13. Click OK, Next, and Finish to complete the setup.