1. Nexus configuration for new Outlook 2003 users

If you have not used Outlook 2003 before, these instructions will guide you through the process of setting up Outlook to connect to your Nexus account.

  1. When you run Outlook for the first time, it will automatically prompt you to set up an account, by opening the Outlook Startup wizard. Click Next to continue.
    Initial screen for Outlook Startup Wizard
    Figure 1. Startup Wizard
  2. Outlook may offer to import your settings from an existing email program. You want to set up a new account, so choose Do not upgrade and click Next.
    Step 2: Email upgrade options
    Figure 2. Startup Wizard step 2
  3. You are now asked if you want to configure an email account. Make sure that Yes is selected, and click Next.
    Step 3: Choose whether to configure an email account
    Figure 3. Account Configuration
  4. Choose account type Microsoft Exchange Server and click Next.
    Options available are Microsoft Exchange Server, POP3, IMAP,
                                HTTP, and Additional Server Types
    Figure 4. Choose type of account
  5. Enter nexusoutlook as the Microsoft Exchange Server, and your Single Sign-On username. Leave the Use Cached Exchange Mode box ticked. Do not click on the Check Name button at this point as it will fail. Click More settings....
    This screen has boxes for the server name and your
    Figure 5. Exchange Settings
  6. Go to the Connection tab. At the bottom of the screen, tick the box labelled Connect to Microsoft Exchange using HTTP and then click Exchange Proxy Settings...
    Further options for the Exchange server. Shows the Connection
                                tab, with "Connect using my LAN" selected and "Connect to Microsft
                                Exchange using HTTP" checked
    Figure 6. More Settings
  7. Enter nexus.ox.ac.uk as the URL to connect to my proxy server for Exchange.
    Ensure that the three boxes marked Connect using SSL only, On slow networks, ... and On fast networks, ... are checked.
    Select Basic Authentication type and click OK, then click OK again.
    Shows the correct settings for the Exchange Proxy Configuration
    Figure 7. Proxy Settings
    You may see a message that you need to restart Outlook, if so, then please remember to do so once you have finished setting up your account. Click Next to continue.
  8. Click Finish on the Congratulations screen, to close the Account Wizard. There will probably be a short delay while Outlook establishes a connection with the Nexus server.
    Outlook informs you that you have successfully entered all the
                                required information.
    Figure 8. Congratulations!
  9. You will now be prompted to log in. Enter your University Single Sign-On username followed by @nexus.ox.ac.uk and your password. Click OK. There may now be a short delay while Outlook connects to your account.
  10. You should now see your inbox on Nexus.

If you have any problems, in the first instance you should contact your local (College or Department) IT staff. If they cannot help then please contact the OUCS Helpcentre for further assistance.

For information about the different Nexus features and how to use them with Outlook 2003, please follow the links to the relevant section:

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