Exchange - Windows 8 Mail Configuration

Last Updated: 05/06/2014
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Windows 8 Mail requires IMAP connection to access OIT's current Exchange service. Follow these instructions to configure Windows 8 Mail to connect to Exchange.

This tutorial applies to the following operating system(s):

Quick Start


If you already know how to configure Windows Live Mail, use the specifications below to configure for OIT's Exchange service.

  • Incoming Mail Server
    • Type: IMAP
    • Host:
      • SSL Enabled
      • Authentication: Password
      • Port: 993
    • User name: your CU Login name
    • Password: your IdentiKey password
  • Outgoing Mail Server
    • Type: SMTP
    • Host:
      • TLS Enabled (if supported, SSL if not)
      • Authentication: Password
      • Port: 25 (may vary depending on Internet Service Provider) 
    • User name: your CU Login name
    • Password: your IdentiKey password

Step 1

From the Metro, select Mail

Step 2

From the right side menu, select Settings and then Accounts

Step 3

Select Add an Account

Step 4

Select Other Account

Step 5

Enter your E-mail address ( and Identikey Password in the corresponding fields. Click Show more details.

Step 6

In the Incoming (IMAP) email server field type and in the Outgoing (SMTP) email server field type

Step 7

Click Connect and your account will be configured. 

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