Setup TechMail for POP 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 POP 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: POP3
- 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 (POP3): 993
NOTE: By default, a POP configuration will download email messages from the server and place them only on your computer, deleting them from the server. If you would like to keep a copy on the server check "Leave a copy of messages on server" under the Delivery heading. For more information about these options, please contact IT Help Central.
STEP 13: Click Close.
STEP 14: You will be able to send and receive email for your TechMail account using Windows Mail 6. Click the Send/Receive button on your toolbar to check for new messages.