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Outlook 2003

If you are using a University-owned computer on campus, and you sign into it with your NetID, then launching Outlook should automatically configure the program to access your e-mail.

If you are off-campus, or the computer does not automatically connect to your e-mail, then follow these instructions. Outlook 2003 is seen as outdated software, and IT recommends purchasing a more recent version of the program. However, it should still be possible to connect to our mail server via a process known as RPC over HTTP.

  1. Access your computer's Control Panel and double-click on the Mail icon.Control Panel
  2. Your Mail Setup screen displays. Click Show Profiles.Mail Setup
  3. Your Mail screen displays. Highlight the Outlook profile and click Add.Mail
  4. On the New Profile screen, enter a unique name for your mailbox. In this example, we are using "Nevada Exchange".New Profile
  5. When the Add New E-mail Account wizard opens, check Manually configure server settings or additional server types.Add New Email Account
  6. On the Choose E-Mail Service screen, select Microsoft Exchange radio button then click Next.Choose Email Service
  7. On the Microsoft Exchange Settings screen, type the following information:
    • Microsoft Exchange Server: UCCAS.UNR.EDU
    • User Name: UNR E-mail Address (e.g. NetID@unr.edu)
    Click More Settings...Exchange Settings
  8. If you are prompted for a username and password, click Cancel until it allows you to click More Settings. If you are prompted for a username and password again, click Cancel until you see the Microsoft Exchange screen.
  9. On the Microsoft Exchange screen, select the Security tab and check the box to Encrypt data between Microsoft Office Outlook and Microsoft Exchange.Encrypt Data
  10. On the Connection tab, select Connect using my Local Area Network (LAN) then check Connect my Exchange mailbox using HTTP and click Exchange Proxy Settings.Connection Settings
  11. On the Microsoft Exchange Proxy Settings screen, complete the following settings:
    • Under Use this URL to connect to my proxy server for Exchange type https://owa.unr.edu
    • Check Only connect to proxy servers that have this principal name in their certificate. Type msstd:owa.unr.edu
    • Check both boxes: On fast networks, connect using HTTP first, then connect using TCP/IP and On slow networks connect using HTTP first, then connect using TCP/IP.
    • Under Proxy Authentication settings select Basic Authentication.Exchange Proxy Settings
  12. Click OK and OK again to go back to the main screen.
  13. Finish the wizard
  14. Start Outlook.
  15. Select your mail profile and authenticate using your UNR E-mail address and NetID password.

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