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Configuring the Mail app for Windows 8

Question

How do I setup the Mail application on Windows 8 to get my email or how do I change my password for an existing account?

Solution

These directions are for Windows Mail that comes as part of Microsoft Windows 8.

Setting up Windows Mail for use with a UOregon email account:

  1. Start Windows Mail
  2. Move your mouse to the upper right hand corner of the screen or press the Windows button and "c" to open the charm bar
  3. Click on Settings
  4. Click on Accounts
  5. Click on Add an Account
  6. Click Other Account
  7. When the Add other account window appears, click on Show More Details
  8. Under Incoming (IMAP) email server type in "imap.uoregon.edu" and in the Port box type in "993"
  9. Under Outgoing (SMTP) email server type in "smtp.uoregon.edu" and in the Port box type in "465"
  10. Make sure Incoming Server Requires SSL, Outgoing ​Server Requires SSLOutgoing server requires authentication, and Same user name and password to send and receive mail check boxes are checked

Changing an existing password on a existing account:

  1. Start Windows Mail
  2. Move your mouse to the upper right hand corner of the screen or press the Windows button and "c" to open the charm bar
  3. Click on Settings
  4. Click on Manage Accounts
  5. Click on your UOregon email account
  6. Update your password in the Password box

Details

Article ID: 30861
Created
Thu 5/25/17 5:35 PM
Modified
Mon 8/6/18 1:24 PM