Exchange - Windows Live Mail Configuration

Last Updated: 04/20/2015
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Overview

Windows Live Mail requires IMAP connection to access OIT's current Exchange service. Follow these instructions to configure Windows Live Mail to connect to Exchange.

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

Exchange Online Migration

Starting February 2015, campus units and departments began being migrated to Exchange Online, on an individual basis. If your department has been migrated, please visit the Exchange Online service area for more information.

Step 1

From the main screen select Add e-mail Account... as seen below

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Step 2

An Add an E-mail Account window will open.

  1. In the Email Address: text field, enter your first.last@colorado.edu email. Enter your IdentiKey password in the Password: text field.
  2. In the Display Name: text field, enter your name
  3. Check the Manually configure server settings for e-mail account box and then click Next.
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Step 3

Click the Edit button.

  1. In the My incoming mail server is a drop-down menu select IMAP
  2. In the Incoming server: text field enter exchangeimap.colorado.edu
  3. Check the This Server requires a secure connection (SSL) box.
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Step 4

Make the following changes:

  1. In the Login ID text section, type in your CU Login Name.
  2. In the Outgoing server: text field, enter smtp.colorado.edu.
  3. Check both the This server requires a secure connection SSL and the My outgoing server requires authentication box as seen to the left and click Next
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Step 5

Click Finish.

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Step 6

Click OK.

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Step 7

Right click on your mailbox and select Properties.

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Step 8

You can change the account name on the main screen if you desire. Select the IMAP tab.

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Step 9

In Root folder path: text field enter Finish. Click OK.

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Step 10

Click Yes.

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Step 11

Windows Live Mail is now configured for Exchange!

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