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Setting up Entourage

If you have not previously used Entourage, but have installed Microsoft Office on your Mac, you can find Entourage by going to the Microsoft Office folder inside the Applications folder. When you open Entourage for the first time, it starts the Account Setup Assistant. However, you can later go through the same process to add a Nexus account to your existing Entourage setup by clicking on [Tools].

1. Adding your Nexus account using the Account Setup Assistant

Select [Accounts] at the bottom of the [Tools] drop-down menu. The Accounts window opens; click on New to run the Account Setup Assistant.

The Account Setup Assistant will prompt you to enter your E-mail address. Important: If you want to use the calendaring and other shared functions of the Oxford Nexus service, you must also tick the box My account is on an Exchange server.


You must then click on the Configure Account Manually button to continue. Entourage will take you to the Edit Account window.


You will have to enter your Account Name - this is merely for display on your computer, so choose what makes sense to you. In the figure above, OUCS Nexus has been chosen. Besides, you will have to enter your Name as you want it to appear in the sender field, in the instance above Sherlock Holmes, your Nexus E-mail address which will be of the form ( in the example above). Within the Authentication section of the Window you will need to enter your Account ID and Password. The Domain field should be left blank. The Account ID is your Single Sign-On username (aka your Oxford username) which is usually of the form abcd1234, and the password your Single Sign-On password. If you tick Save password in my Mac OS keychain, you will not have to enter your password each time you use Entourage, please note, however, that in this case, anyone who obtains physical access to your computer will have access to all your email.

In the lower part of the window, under Server information, next to Exchange server you need to enter where 'username' is your Single Sign-On username.

The box next to This DAV service requires a secure connection (SSL) will also need to be ticked.

To complete the configuration of Entourage as an Email client, click OK. Your account should now appear on the list of folders on the left, ready for you to use.


2. Editing account settings after the initial setup

If you need to configure other features in Entourage go to [Tools] and [Accounts] as above, then double-click the name of the account whose settings you would like to edit.

3. Where next?

Now that you have configured Entourage you may like to have a look at further information on Entourage:


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Written by IT Services. Latest revision 24 October 2017