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Email Client Setup

IMPORTANT: We are currently in the process of moving the University’s centrally managed (Nexus) email and calendaring service to the cloud-based, Microsoft Office 365 service (Nexus365). If your account has been migrated you should now use the Nexus365 support pages where you will find help and advice on using the new service.


You can access Nexus using a program installed on your computer (a 'client'). You will get most functionality if you use a Microsoft program such as Outlook or Entourage Web Services (for Mac). Other clients may not give you the same level of functionality (integrated calendaring, task lists, etc.) but they will all access your emails without problems!

Using a client to access Nexus does not exclude you from also accessing Nexus online using Outlook Web Access (OWA), for example when you want to check your email when you are away from your own computer. You can also connect to Nexus with a mobile device.

Each of these guides contains instructions for how to configure the program to access your email and, where applicable, set up the Nexus calendar and other functions.

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Email Clients

Other Email Clients

Exchange gateway

  • Davmail is an Exchange gateway allowing users to connect to Exchange via an alternate email/calendar client.

POP users - please note: The instructions above do not cover POP connections. If you need to use POP to access Nexus, you can find the necessary connection details on the Accessing Nexus using POP page. (What is POP? See Getting Started section of the email FAQ)

IMAP users: If you just want to know the basic IMAP setting information please see the IMAP Settings page. (What is IMAP? See Getting Started section of the email FAQ)


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Written by IT Services. Latest revision 19 April 2018