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Configure Exchange: Windows Mail with Vista

Although University Systems has confirmed that this email client works with Exchange 2010, please be aware that Windows Mail is not a fully supported application. For a list of supported email clients, visit our key features of email clients page.  Windows Mail has not been tested with Exchange 2013.

Note: Windows Mail was replaced with Windows Live Mail for the Windows 7 operating system.

  1. From the Tools menu, choose Accounts.... The Internet Accounts dialog box will open



  1. Click the Add button.
  2. In the Select Account Type dialog box, click Email Account and click Next.



  1. In the text box labelled Display Name, type your name, and then click on Next.



  1. In the Email address box, type your UVic email address. Click Next.



  1. Select IMAP for incoming mail server.
  2. In the Incoming mail box, type mail.uvic.ca
  3. If you are using the client on campus, type mail.uvic.ca in the Outgoing (SMTP) box. Be sure to also check the box marked Outgoing server requires authentication. Click Next.


  1. In the Account name box, type your UVic NetLink ID. It is recommended that you do not enter your password in the password box. If you chose this, be sure to deselect "Remember password."



  1. Click Next.
  2. Check Do not download my e-mail at this time and click Finish.
  3. Select the account that you just setup from the list shown under the mail tab, and click the Properties button.
  4. Select the Advanced tab.
  5. Click the checkbox labelled This server requires a secure connection (SSL) that is beneath Incoming Mail (IMAP). This will change the port number for the IMAP server to 993. Leave that there.
  6. Click on the OK button. Your account will now be using the secure port.

  1. Click Close.
  2. In the box that asks Would you like to download folders from the email server you added? Click Yes.
  3. If prompted, enter your password.
  4. In the folder list, choose the folders you wish to be able to view in Windows Mail, and click the Go To button. (By default, it will already include In, Sent, and Drafts among the visible folders.)
  5. Double click on a folder to "synchronize" with the server.