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(Configure) Mail (Windows)

Configuring Mail (Windows)

  1. Open Windows Mail.
  2. Open the Tools menu and choose Accounts...
  3. Click the Add button and select E-mail Account
  4. Enter your name - this is what other people will see when they receive your e-mail.
  5. Click Next .
  6. Enter your E-mail address.  The format is username@oregonstate.edu. Click Next .
  7. Select IMAP from the "Incoming mail server" drop-down list.
  8. The Incoming mail server name is imap.gmail.com
  9. The Outgoing mail (SMTP) server name is smtp.gmail.com
    Note : If you are off-campus and cannot send e-mail, then you will need to contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP) for the name of their Outgoing (SMTP) Mail Server.
  10. Check the "Outgoing Server Requires Authentication" box.
  11. Click Next .
  12. Enter your ONID email in the E-mail username field and your ONID password in the Password field.
  13. Uncheck the "Remember password" box.
  14. Click Next .
  15. Click Finish .
  16. You will get a pop-up window asking for you ONID credentials. Click Cancel which will take you to the Internet Accounts window.
  17. Select the ONID account under Mail, and click the Properties button.
  18. Click the Advanced tab.
  19. Under  Outgoing Mail Server , check the "This server requires a secure connection (SSL)" box 
  20. Set the  Outgoing  Port Number  to  587 ( or 465 )
  21. Under  Incoming mail (IMAP) , check the "This server requires a secure connection (SSL)" box. 
  22. Verify that the  Incoming   Port Number  is now  993 .
  23. Click OK and Close the Internet Accounts window.
  24. You will see a dialog box asking to refresh your folders. Click Yes and provide your ONID credentials when prompted.

Windows Mail is now configured to check your mail!

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