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Setting Up Outlook 98 or 2000

Set up for Outlook 98 and 2000 are identical and as such these instructions will work for both products.

  • Double-click on the Microsoft Outlook icon from the desktop.
  • Select the 'Tools' menu from the menu bar.
  • Select 'Accounts' from the 'Tools' menu.
  • A dialog box appears

Click on the `Mail' tab.

  • Choose `Mail'. Enter your name in the dialog box. Click `Next'.
  • Enter your email address in the dialog box. Click `Next'.
  • Select "IMAP" from the menu box for the Incoming Mail Server.
  • Type in "imap.yourdomain.co.uk" or "imap.exa-networks.co.uk" in the Incoming Mail Server box.
  • Type in "smtp.yourdomain.co.uk" or "smtp.exa-networks.co.uk" in the Outgoing Mail Server box.

Click "Next".

or

  • Select "POP3" from the menu box for the Incoming Mail Server.
  • Type in "pop.yourdomain.co.uk" or "pop.exa-networks.co.uk" in the Incoming Mail Server box.
  • Type in "smtp.yourdomain.co.uk" or "smtp.exa-networks.co.uk" in the Outgoing Mail Server box.
  • Click "Next".
  • Type your username in the "IMAP Account Name" box.
  • Type your password in the "Password" box. Leave this out if you use a machine in a public area, then Outlook will ask for the password each time you try to read mail.
  • Click "Next".
  • Type "(your name)" in the "Internet Mail Account Name" box.
  • Click "Next".
  • Select "Connect Using My Local Area Network (LAN)" in the next dialog box.
  • Click "Finish".

SMTP Authentication

Users wishing to send email from a connection outside our network, such as from a laptop using a public WiFi access point, must enable SMTP Authentication in Outlook Express.

  • Select the 'Tools' menu from the menu bar.
  • Select 'Accounts' from the 'Tools' menu.
  • Select your email account, and click 'Properties'.
  • Click on the 'Servers' tab.
  • Check the box labelled 'My server requires authentication' under 'Outgoing Mail Server'.
  • Click on the 'Advanced' tab.
  • Change the 'Outgoing mail (SMTP) port number from 25 to 587.

To protect your username and password whilst using an external connection, from the 1st of January 2011 we will be enforcing the use of a secure (encrypted) connection to our SMTP Authentication service. To enable this option, you will also need to:

  • Check the box labelled 'This server requires a secure connection' under the 'Outgoing mail (SMTP)' port selection.
  • In the 'Advanced' tab, ensure that the option 'Use the following type of encryption' is set to 'TLS'