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. 

Incoming Server Settings

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

SSL required on incoming server? Security level Check the box for SSL
User name or Account ID (on incoming server) Your mail account your_uwnetid@uw.edu
IMAP server directory or Account path prefix IMAP directory path Leave blank

Outgoing Server Settings

When the client program asks you for: It is looking for: You Enter:
Outgoing server or SMTP host UW SMTP server

smtp.uw.edu

Outgoing server requires authentication SMTP Yes. Check the box
User name (on outgoing server) Your mail account your_uwnetid
TLS required on outgoing server? Security level Check the box for STARTTLS or 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: September 3, 2014