This guide explains how to set up Outlook 2003 to access your Nexus account using an IMAP connection.
Please note these instructions will allow you to access email but not shared calendars, shared folders or the shared address book. If you want to use sharing features you should configure your account to use the Exchange Server. See Outlook 2003 or Outlook 2007 for Exchange.
Configuring Outlook to use IMAP will allow you to use Outlook's built-in calendar and address book, but as they will be stored on your local computer, you will be unable to share them with colleagues over the network.
1. When you first open Outlook 2003, it will open the
Outlook 2003 Startup
wizard. In the first window, simply click
Yes and click
Next to commence account
3. For the purposes of configuring Outlook as an email client only as illustrated in
this guide, select
IMAP from the list of server types and click
4. You will now be required to enter a variety of details. Next to Your Name, enter
your name as you would like it to appear in any messages you send. Next to E-mail
Address, type in your Nexus email address. Next to Incoming mail server (IMAP) you
imap.nexus.ox.ac.uk and Outgoing mail server (SMTP) you
need to enter
smtp.ox.ac.uk. Under Logon Information, User Name
requires you to enter your Single Sign-On username as provided by OUCS in the format
abcd1234. Password requires you to enter your Single Sign-On password. If you enter
your password here,
Remember password will be ticked by default.
Please note that this will enable anyone who obtains physical access to your
computer to access all your emails. For added security, do not enter a password and
Outlook will prompt you to enter it each time you access your email. Click on
More Settings... to configure additional settings without which
your Nexus account will not work.
5. On the General tab, Mail Account requires you to enter a name by which to refer to
your email account. This is for your own use only, so enter something that makes
sense to you. In the example below, OUCS Nexus has been used. Click on the
Outgoing Server tab near the top of the window to configure
Figure nexusacc.png [General settings screen]
6. Tick the box next to
My outgoing server (SMTP) requires
authentication. The programme automatically selects
settings as my incoming mail server, which is correct. Click on the
Advanced tab near the top of the window.
7. Tick the box next to
This server requires an encrypted connection
(SSL) under both Incoming server (IMAP) and Outgoing server (SMTP).
OK to accept all settings.
8. The final screen merely requires you to click on
2003 should now be ready to use as an email client with your Nexus account.