IMAP Settings for UW Exchange

IMAP Clients Provide Only Email, Not Calendar, Tasks, or Contacts

When you connect to an Exchange server using an IMAP client program, you get only Exchange email functionality. You do not get access to the other features of Exchange: calendar, tasks, and contacts. The Exchange IMAP service is minimal, and not all functions of the client program may perform as quickly or exactly the same as with UW Deskmail.

IMAP Settings

Use these settings to set up any IMAP client software program to connect to the UW Exchange server. Note that the server settings are different for UW Exchange Online and UW Exchange Local. For information on the difference between UW Exchange Online and UW Exchange Local, see Future Directions: UW Exchange and the Cloud.

When the client program asks you for: It is looking for: You Enter:
Email address Your "@uw." email address your_uwnetid@uw.edu
Incoming server UW Exchange server

For UW Exchange Online:
outlook.office365.com

For UW Exchange Local:
exchange.washington.edu

SSL required on incoming server? Security level Check the box for SSL
User name or Account ID Your mail account your_uwnetid
IMAP server directory or Account path prefix IMAP directory path Leave blank
Outgoing server or SMTP host UW SMTP server

For UW Exchange Online:
smtp.office365.com

For UW Exchange Local:
smtp.washington.edu

Outgoing server requires authentication SMTP Yes. Check the box
TLS required on outgoing server? Security level Check the box for TLS
Address server, host name UW LDAP server directory.washington.edu
Address server, BaseDN LDAP search root o=University of Washington, c=US

Forward Your Email to Your UW Exchange account

If you currently receive mail in a Deskmail or other account, make sure that your new mail is being forwarded to your UW Exchange account. See Forwarding Your Email to Your UW Exchange Account.

Last modified: March 5, 2014