University Email & Active Directory

Instructions for Configuring Outlook 2007 Secure IMAP                 PRINTER FRIENDLY

For the following instructions, we will use a fictitious person with the following parameters. You, of course, will substitute your specific information.

Full Name:  Ned Nash
Ned’s e-mail address is:
Ned’s network username is: NEDN
Ned’s secure IMAP server at USC is: and uses port 993
Ned’s authenticated and secure SMTP server at USC is: and uses port 2525

NOTE:  The Client machine must be fully updated Windows XP Sp2 or Vista and Outlook 2007.

  1. On a profile where Outlook has never been used, the startup wizard should initialize by default after selecting the Microsoft Outlook icon.
  2. Select Next.
  3.  If the wizard does not initialize by default, browse to Start\Control Panel\Mail\Show Profiles then create a new profile tab. and create a new profile.
  1. Select manually configure server settings or additional server types and Next


  2. Select Internet Mail and Next.


  3. Enter the USER NAME for the profile being setup in the User Name filed.
  4. Enter the Email address for the account being configured.
  5. Select the select IMAP for the account type.
  6. Set the incoming mail server to
  7. Set the outgoing mail server (SMTP) to
  8. Uncheck remember password.
  9. Click More Settings.


  10. Under the Outgoing Server tab, select My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication and Use same settings as my incoming mail server.
  11. Under the Advanced tab,
    1. Set Incoming server (IMAP) to 993 and the type of encrypted connection to SSL.
    2. Set the Outgoing server (SMTP) to 2525 and the type of encrypted connection to TLS.


  12. Select OK to close the Connection settings window.
  13. Click Next and Finish.

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