Setup TechMail for IMAP in Windows Mail 6
Windows Mail 6 was included at no charge as part of Microsoft Windows Vista. To set up Windows Mail for TechMail using the IMAP option, follow the steps below.
NOTE: If you are not connected to the Internet through Texas Tech University, you may need to set up a VPN connection to TTUnet in order to use TTU's SMTP servers to send email.
STEP 1: If this is the first time you've opened Windows Mail, you may receive a prompt asking you to add an email account. If so, click Cancel.
Confirm that you want to close the window by clicking Yes.
STEP 2: Choose Accounts from the Tools menu.
STEP 3: Click Add.
STEP 4: Click E‑mail Account, and then click Next.
STEP 5: Type your name as you would like it to appear on emails received from your account (we recommend the Last, First format), and then click Next.
STEP 6: Type your TechMail address, and then click Next.
STEP 7: Configure the following settings, and then click Next.
- Incoming e‑mail server type: IMAP
- Incoming mail (POP3 or IMAP) server: mail.ttu.edu
- Outgoing e‑mail server (SMTP) name: smtp.ttu.edu
- Check "Outgoing server requires authentication"
STEP 8: Configure the following settings, and then click Next.
- E‑mail username: eRaider@ttu.edu, where eRaider is your eRaider username
- Password: your eRaider password
STEP 9: Check "Do not download my e‑mail and folders at this time", and then click Finish.
STEP 10: Click the new account that you just added, and then click Properties.
STEP 11: On the General tab, in the first text box, you may optionally enter a descriptive name (such as "TechMail") for your account. This is for your benefit only and will have no effect on connectivity.
STEP 12: Click the Advanced tab. Configure the following settings, and then click OK.
- Check both boxes which read "This server requires a secure connection (SSL)"
- Port number for Outgoing mail (SMTP): 25
- Port number for Incoming mail (IMAP): 993
STEP 13: Click Close.
STEP 14: Click Yes.
STEP 15: Windows Mail will display a list of available folders that you may choose to show or hide from your folder list. Default folders are always visible, such as Inbox and Sent Items. However, you may need to click other folders in your mailbox and then click the Show button to make them display in your folder list. When finished, click OK.
STEP 16: You will be able to send and receive email for your TechMail account using Windows Mail 6. Your TechMail folders will show up as a separate tree in your list of folders on the left-hand side.