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Microsoft Outlook 2007

Off Campus Access to Email: POP3 Server

The POP3 server is an incoming mail server used on UW-Eau Claire. The POP3 server is different from the Exchange server because it does not sync with your Webmail account. Rather, each time you log in, the POP3 server downloads all your account information to your hard drive and erases it from the POP3 server.

You can download your campus email from the UW-Eau Claire POP3 server when off campus using Outlook 2007. This document contains instructions on setting up Outlook 2007 to access a POP3 email server.

  1. To open the Add New E-mail Account wizard,
    1. From the Start menu, select Control Panel
      The Control Panel appears.
      NOTE: The location of the Add New E-mail Account wizard may vary depending on your computer setup.
    2. Click USER ACCOUNTS
    3. Click MAIL
      The Mail Setup - Outlook dialog box appears.
      Mail Setup - Outlook dialog box
    4. From the E-mail Accounts section, click E-MAIL ACCOUNTS...
      The E-mail Accounts wizard appears.

  2. If necessary, select the E-mail tab

  3. Click NEW...New button
    The Add new E-mail Account wizard appears.

  4. Be sure Microsoft Exchange, POP3, IMAP, or HTTP is selected

  5. Click NEXT
    The Add New E-mail Account: Auto Account Setup dialog box appears.
    Add New E-mail Account: Auto Account Setup dialog box

  6. Select Manually configure server settings or additional server types
    NOTE: The option is selected when a check mark appears.

  7. Click NEXT >
    The Add New E-mail Account: Choose E-mail Service dialog box appears.

  8. Select Internet E-mail

  9. Click NEXT >
    The Add New E-mail Account: Internet E-mail Settings dialog box appears.
    Add New E-mail Account: Internet E-mail Settings dialog box

  10. In the Your Name text box, type your name

  11. In the Email Address text box, type your email address

  12. In the Account Type pull-down list, select POP3

  13. In the Incoming mail server text box, type mail.uwec.edu

  14. In the Outgoing mail server (SMTP) text box, type the name of the outgoing mail server
    NOTE: The title of the outgoing mail server will depend on your internet service provider. For the name of your outgoing mail server, contact your internet service provider.
    EXAMPLE: smtp.charter.net

  15. In the Logon Information section, in the User Name text box, type your username

  16. In the Password text box, type your password

  17. If you want Outlook to remember your password when mail is checked, select Remember password
    NOTE: The option is selected if a check mark appears.

  18. Click MORE SETTINGS...
    The Internet E-mail Settings dialog box appears.

  19. Select the Advanced tab
    Internet E-mail Settings: Advanced tab

  20. In the Incoming server (POP3) section, select This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL)
    NOTE: The option is selected if a check mark appears.

  21. In the incoming server text box, verify the port number is 995

  22. In the Delivery section, select Leave a copy of messages on the server
    WARNING: This option must be selected if you wish to access your messages from other computers (e.g., on campus). If this option is not selected, all email will be removed from the server and placed on your computer's hard drive. You will not be able to access any previous email using any other computer.

  23. Click OK
    The Internet E-mail Settings dialog box closes.

  24. Click NEXT >

  25. Click FINISH
    Outlook is now configured to download your campus email.

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