Configuring an email client

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Many people are content to use Williams Webmail because it’s simple and relatively easy. However, if you check your email frequently and don’t want to log in every time, you might be ready to move to an email client like Microsoft Outlook or Mozilla Thunderbird. These programs, and many others will allow you to leave your mailbox open on your computer so you can check messages as you receive them as well as organize your contacts and make mail deletion and management a lot more convenient. A note to all those in the class of 2006, your incoming and outgoing servers are both

Microsoft Outlook

  1. Load Outlook and click on the Tools menu.
  2. Select “Email Accounts.”
  3. Select “Add a New Email Accounts”
  4. Select “IMAP”
  5. Fill out your information. The way you write your name is the way it will appear in the heading of your emails to other people. For email address use either your unix (08xyz) or full name (
  6. For Incoming server use “”
  7. For Outgoing server use “”

Mozilla Thunderbird

  1. Load Thunderbird and Click on the tools menu:
  2. Select “Account Settings”
  3. Select “Add Account”
  4. Select “Email Account”
  5. Input your Name and Email Address
  6. Select “IMAP”
  7. Input incoming server as “”
  8. Input your personal information
  9. Now, back at the original box entitled “Account settings,” Look at the list on the left and select “Outgoing Server”
  10. Click “Edit”
  11. For Outgoing Server use “”
  12. Check the “Use Name and Password” under the Security Authentication box

A more comprehensive list of setting up older versions of Microsoft Outlook or other programs here