Setup your Email Client for Olin Email

Outlook

This is the default configuration when using Outlook with an Exchange server

  • All Configurations:
    • Verify that your Exchange configuration is encrypting communication between Outlook and the Exchange server.
    • Within Outlook
      1. Right click your Mailbox in the All Mail Folders window
      2. Select Properties at the bottom of the popup menu
      3. In the General tab, click the Advanced button at the bottom
      4. Select the Security tab
      5. Under the Encryption setting, select the Encrypt data between Microsoft Office Outlook and Microsoft Exchange server option
      6. Click OK
      7. Click OK
  • From campus:
    • If you login to your computer with your Olin network credentials, it uses that account automatically to retrieve and send email
  • From off campus:
    • If you login to your computer with your Olin network credentials, it uses that account automatically to retrieve and send email
    • Alternatively, you could configure your account through an IMAP connection as detailed below, however you will lose some of the advanced features provided by the Exchange MAPI connection

Thunderbird

Address Book

To set up your address book, go to Edit → Preferences, Composition tab, Addressing tab. Click Edit Directories…, click Add:

  • Name: Exchange
  • Hostname: ldap.olin.edu
  • Base DN: ou=people,dc=olin,dc=edu
  • Port number: 389
  • Bind DN: MILKYWAY\[your username]
  • Under the advanced tab, ensure that login method is set to simple.

Hit OK, then check Directory Server: and select the Exchange addressbook.

Calendar

  • Finally, you'll want the “Lightning” extension for Thunderbird.
  • Next, install this extension:

https://addons.mozilla.org/af/thunderbird/addon/provider-for-microsoft-exchang/

  • Make a new calendar, choose Microsoft Exchange, and type in a URL like the following: https://MILKYWAY\[your username here]@webmail.olin.edu/EWS/Exchange.asmx

Email

  1. Create a new account.
  2. Type in your name, e-mail address, and password.
    • Thunderbird will attempt to auto-detect some settings (you can stop this).
    • Make sure the Incoming mail account is set to IMAP (vs. POP),
  3. Hit Manual setup… and use the information below.

POP/IMAP Settings

POP/SMTP configuration:
  • As of the August 2015 Exchange migration. Pop will no longer be a supported protocol. We suggest that you use the Imap configuration listed below.
IMAP/SMTP configuration:
  • Note that this requires enabling SSL for both IMAP and SMTP (referred to as IMAPS and SMTPS) and requires different port numbers
    • Incoming server:
      • Server name: imaps.olin.edu
      • Port: 993
      • Username: first initial, last name (e.g. jstudent)
      • Connection Security: SSL/TLS
      • Authentication Method: normal password
    • Outgoing server:
      • Server name: smtps.olin.edu
      • Port: 587 (for both SSL & TLS)
      • Username: first initial, last name (e.g. jstudent)
      • Connection Security: STARTTLS
      • Authentication Method: normal password
    • If necessary, click Advanced
      • Select “use incoming mail settings” for authentication settings