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xMail - Configure Microsoft Outlook 2010 for xMail (on campus)
This article explains how to set up Microsoft Outlook 2010 for xMail for use on campus.
If your computer is joined to the Active Directory (AD), you can take advantage of autoconfiguration. When setting up a new account for xMail, Outlook will automatically fill in your name and server. One click from there and you're done! You will not need to use manual configuration! We strongly recommend the use of Outlook 2010 over Outlook 2007.
- Go to Start > Control Panel > User Accounts > Mail, or Start > Control Panel > Mail , depending on your configuration.
- Click E-mail Accounts.
- This will open the E-mail Accounts window. Click New.
- On the "Auto Account Setup" screen, do not enter the information. Instead, select the Manually configure server settings or additional server types box, then click Next.
- Select Microsoft Exchange on the next screen, then click Next.
The Exchange server name is outlook.uchicago.edu. Click Next after you enter your information.
- A confirmation message will tell you your account setup is done. Click Finish. If you see a warning about the delivery location, read the note below carefully before you continue.
Note: At this point, you should confirm where the Outlook 2010 client will deliver your email. Return to the Mail Control Panel via Start > Control Panel > User Accounts > Mail, or Start > Control Panel > Mail, depending on your desktop operating system you have. Click E-mail Accounts, then click on the Data Files tab. You should see a menu that lists a number of locations for mail delivery. Make sure that Mailbox - CNetID\Inbox" or Mailbox - Your Name) is set as the default, as below, and not Personal Folders. This will ensure that mail is kept on the server instead of being accessible from only one computer. To change the default, click Mailbox - Your Name and click Set as Default.
- Open Microsoft Outlook 2010.
- If you already have a Personal Folders section in your mailbox list, you are finished. If not, go to the next step.
- If you don't see a Personal Folder in the left navigation pane, you need to create a new Outlook data folder. Select New Items > More Items > Outlook Data File.
- On the New Outlook Data File screen, highlight Office Outlook Personal Folders File (.pst) and click OK.
- On the Create or Open Outlook Data File screen, accept the default file name and click OK.
- On the Create Microsoft Personal Folders screen, enter Personal Folders1 (or the name you wish) in the Name field and click OK. The folder you created displays in the navigation pane.