This document will help you to configure your Windows Mail(built-in Windows Vista e-mail client) to work with the mail.msu.edu E-mail system.
Step 1: Create your Account (Part 1)
Start Windows Mail. On the "Tools" menu, click "Accounts."
Step 2: Create your Account (Part 2)
In the Internet Accounts dialog box, click "Add".
Step 3: Account Type
Click "E-mail Account" to create an e-mail account. Then Click "Next".
Step 4: Display Name
In the "Display Name" box, type the name that you want others to see when you send a message, and then click "Next."
Step 5: E-mail Address
In the "E-mail Address" box, type the E-mail address for the account that you are using (for example, "firstname.lastname@example.org"), and then click "Next."
Step 6: Server Names
Under "Setup e-mail servers" select IMAP as the incoming e-mail server type, enter mail.msu.edu for BOTH your incoming and outgoing E-mail servers. Check the box for "Outgoing server requires authentication" and then click "Next."
Step 7: User Credentials
Enter your MSU NetID in the "E-mail username:" text field. Enter your password in the "Password:" text field. You may check next to "Remember password" if you want Windows Mail to remember your password. Click "Next."
Step 8: Almost Complete
Make sure "Do not download my e-mail at this time" is checked then click "Finish."
Step 9: Configuring the Account Settings
To configure your E-mail, select the mail account and click on the "Properties" button on the right.
Step 10: Advanced Configuration
- Click on the "Advanced" tab on the top and check the boxes for outgoing and incoming mail labeled "This server requires a secure connection (SSL)".
- Make sure that you change the "Outgoing Mail (SMTP)" number to 587, as shown in the screenshot below.
- Click "OK" and you should be able to send and receive mail.
Note: If 587 doesn't work, try port 465; If neither of these work, try port 25 instead.
Step 11: Download Folders
Click "Yes" to download your folders and e-mail.
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