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Instructions for Configuring Outlook 2003 Secure IMAP           PRINTER FRIENDLY

For the following instructions, we will use a fictitious person. Please substitute your own personal information when you configure Outlook on your computer. Also note that your Outlook

Full Name: Ned Nash
Ned's e-mail address is:
Ned's network username is: NEDN
Ned's secure IMAP server at USC is: and uses port 993
Ned's authenticated and secure SMTP server at USC is: and uses port 2525

  1. On a profile where Outlook has never been used, the startup wizard should initialize by default after clicking on the Microsoft Outlook 2003 icon.

  2. Select Next.

  3. If the wizard does not initialize by default, these settings can be accessed by browsing to Start\Control Panel\User Accounts\Mail then clicking the E-mail Accounts tab.


  4. Select Yes and Next.


  5. Select IMAP and Next.

  6. Enter information for the Your Name and E-mail Address fields.

  7. Enter for the Incoming mail server (IMAP) field.

  8. Enter for the Outgoing mail server (SMTP) field.

  9. Unselect Remember Password.

  10. Select the More Settings tab.


  11. Select the Outgoing Server tab.

  12. Select My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication.

  13. Select the Advanced tab.


  14. Select This server requires (SSL) for Incoming server (IMAP) and set the port to 993.

  15. Select This server requires (SSL) for Outgoing server (SMTP) and set the port to 2525.

  16. Select OK.

  17. Select Next then Finish.

  18. Enter your Username and Password to begin using Outlook.

If you have any problems using these instructions, please contact the University Technology Services Help Desk at (803) 777-1800. You can also schedule an appointment in the iCARE Center at your convenience for additional support.

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