1. Configuring Outlook Express
Before you can use Outlook Express to read your email you need to configure it with information about your email account.
1. Start Outlook Express. You can usually start it either from an icon either on the Desktop, or in the Quick Launch tray (usually next to the Start button), or by clicking on Start, selecting [Programs] and then [Outlook Express]. If you are running your copy of Outlook Express for the first time, a window with the title
Internet Connection Wizard will appear automatically to help you enter information on your email account; if this happens in your case, please skip to step 2. If you have used Outlook Express before, you will need to start the
Internet Connection Wizard manually by clicking on the
[Tools] menu and selecting
[Accounts] to view the
Internet Accounts window. Click on
Add and select
[Mail...] from the menu that appears.
If you have used another email programme on your computer previously, the
Internet Connection Wizard may detect this and present you with a screen asking whether you wish to import the details of your account from that programme. In this guide, however, we will be assuming you are configuring Outlook Express to work with your Nexus account from scratch. To do so, select the
Create a new Internet mail account option and click on
2. Enter your
Display name as you would like it to appear in any messages you send and click on
3. The next window will prompt you for your
E-mail address. Enter it in the format
4. The next window will prompt you for technical information about your E-mail account. From the drop-down menu
My incoming mail server is a ... server, select
IMAP. Under Incoming mail server, enter
Under Outgoing mail server, you also need to enter
When you have entered the information, click
Next to proceed.
5. You will now be prompted for your login details. In the field next to
Account name, enter your Single Sign-On user name as provided for you by OUCS, eg
abcd1234. In the field next to
Password, enter your Single Sign-On password. You have the option of ticking the box next to
Remember password, but please note that this will enable anyone who gains physical access to your computer to access all your emails. If you leave the box unticked, Outlook Express will prompt you for your password each time you open the programme, thus providing a greater level of security.
Log on using Secure Password Authentication (SPA) box must remain unticked. Another method of securing your connection will be set up at a later stage of the setup process.
To proceed, click
6. The final window simply requires you to click
Finish to complete the first stage of configuring Outlook Express to access your E-mail account.
Upon completing the
Internet Connection Wizard, Outlook Express may produce one or more error messages. This is no cause for concern; it is caused by the fact that the security settings required to connect to your Nexus account are higher than those Outlook Express uses by default. Close the error messages and proceed to Section 2.
2. Securing connections to the incoming and outgoing mail servers
Internet Accounts window will allow you to edit your account settings to secure the connection and allow you to access your email (if it is not already open, click on the
[Tools] menu in Outlook Express and select
[Accounts]). Click on the Mail tab and select your Nexus account from the list. Click on
Properties to edit its settings. In the
Properties Window, click on the
Servers tab to see the
Server Information. Most settings should already be saved correctly after completing the
Internet Connections Wizard before; however, you must tick the
My server requires authentication box under the heading
Outgoing Mail Server.
Click on the
Advanced tab near the top of the window. Make sure that the option
This server requires a secure connection (SSL) is ticked for both the
Outgoing mail (SMTP) and the
Incoming mail (IMAP) servers. Enter
587 in the
Outgoing Mail (SMTP) field and
993 in the
Incoming Mail (IMAP) one. Click on
OK to save your settings.
Accounts window by clicking on
Close. Outlook Express is now configured to access your Nexus account.