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Configuring IMAP for Entourage 2008

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This document will help you configure an IMAP account for Entourage 2008.

Step 1: Creating Your Account

  • Open Entourage.
  • If the "Set Up Assistant" automatically pops up, skip to step 3.
  • If the "Set Up Assistant" does not automatically pop up, click on the Entourage pull down menu and select "Account Settings" (photo 1a).
  • Click the "New" button (photo 1b).

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Step 2: Selecting an IMAP Account

  • Select an IMAP account for the "Account Type".
  • Press the "Setup Assistant" button (photo 2a).

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Step 3: Your E-Mail Address

  • Enter your e-mail address.
  • Click the "Configure Account Manually" button.

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Step 4: Configuring Your Account Manually

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  • Under the "Account Settings" tab, fill in the name of your account in the blank.
  • Fill out your personal information, including name and e-mail address.

Step 4a: Receiving Mail

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  • Under "Receiving Mail", fill in the account ID.
  • Use "" as your IMAP server.
  • Click the button "Click here for advanced receiving options", and make sure that the top box is checked. The POP port needs to be 993.

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Step 4b: Sending Mail

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  • Use "your ISP provider" as your SMTP server under "Sending Mail". The example below shows Comcast as an example
  • Click the button "Click here for advanced sending options", and make sure that the first and third boxes and the second bubble (Log On using...) is checked.
  • Enter in your ISP username and password. Again the example shows Comcast.
  • Click the "OK" button.

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