1. Outlook 2007 configuration for new Outlook 2007 users

If you have not used Outlook 2007 before, these instructions will guide you through the process of setting up Outlook to connect to your Nexus account.

When you run Outlook for the first time, you will be presented with the Startup Wizard:

Initial screen for Outlook Startup Wizard
Figure 1. Startup Wizard

Click Next to continue.

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

On the Configure Email Account screen, make sure that Yes is selected, and click Next.

Step 3: Choose whether to configure an email account
Figure 3. Account Configuration

Tick the checkbox labelled Manually configure server settings or additional server types and click Next to continue.

The next screen has boxes for your name, email address etc, but ignore
                        these and check the "Manually configure server settings or additional server
                        types" box.
Figure 4. Add new email account

Choose account type Microsoft Exchange and click Next.

Options available are Internet E-mail, Microsoft Exchange, and
Figure 5. Choose type of account

Enter nexusoutlook as the Microsoft Exchange Server, and your Single Sign-On username. Leave the Use Cached Exchange Mode box ticked. Do not try the Check Name button at this point as it will not connect. Instead click on the More settings... button and select the Connection tab on the resulting screen.

The next screen has boxes for the server name (nexus.ox.ac.uk) and your
Figure 6. Exchange Settings

Tick the box labelled Connect to Microsoft Exchange using HTTP and 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 7. More Settings

Enter nexus.ox.ac.uk as the URL to connect to my proxy server for Exchange. Ensure that the boxes marked Connect using SSL only, On fast networks, connect using HTTP first, then connect using TCP/IP and On slow networks, connect using HTTP first, then connect using TCP/IP are checked. Select Basic Authentication and click OK, then click OK again. 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.

Shows the correct settings for the Exchange Proxy Configuration
Figure 8. Proxy Settings

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
Figure 9. Congratulations!

You will now be prompted to log in. Enter username@nexus.ox.ac.uk followed by your University SSO password.

Please note username@nexus.ox.ac.uk is NOT your email address, it is only used by the auto-discovery system to find an account.

If you do not know your username, please contact the Help Centre. If you do not know your password, go to WebAuth to reset it.

Prompt for username and password to connect to Nexus
Figure 10. Login Screen

Click OK. There may now be a short delay while Outlook connects to your account.

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 Help Centre for further assistance.

For more information about Nexus with Outlook 2007 (calendar, contacts, sharing etc), please go to the Nexus with Outlook 2007 main page

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