Information Technology

Email Configuration

Note: If you connect to e-mail using the e-mail link from the Fort Lewis College home page or from theFort Portal, these directions do NOT apply to you. The links take you to Outlook Web Access at We highly recommend using Outlook Web Access.

Connection settings if you choose to connect to your email using Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express, or Outlook for Mac, Mac Mail.

IMAP Settings
  • Incoming Mail Server:
  • Server port: 993
  • Outgoing Mail Server:

The e-mail server requires secure (SSL) communications and requires authentication (see Macintosh exception below). You will need to configure your e-mail client program to support SSL. A sample configuration using Outlook Express on a PC would be as follows:

  1. Click the Tools menu and select 'Accounts'
  2. Click the Mail tab at the top of the window
  3. Click on your account, then click the 'Properties' button
  4. Click the Servers tab at the top of the window
  5. Click the checkbox in front of "My server requires authentication" (Macintosh users of Entourage should not check the box to require authentication)
  6. Click the Advanced tab at the top of the window
  7. Under the "Outgoing mail (SMTP)" and "Incoming mail (IMAP)" lines, click the checkbox in front of "This server requires a secure connection(SSL)". 
    If you use IMAP, the server port should be 993.
    The SMTP server port is 25 for non TLS connections, connections secured with TLS will be server port 587.
  8. Click the OK button

Other e-mail client programs should have similar settings available.

Macintosh Setup
  1. Open Mail
  2. Click 'Mail' on the Apple menu
  3. Click 'Preferences,' then click the 'Accouts' tab
  4. Select your account in the left hand pane
  5. On the 'Account Information' tab:
    • Fill in the 'Description:', 'Email Address:', and 'Full Name:' fields
    • The 'Internal and External Mail Server:' field should say ''  Uncheck the box for 'Use Autodiscover service'
    • Fill in the 'User Name:', and 'Password:' fields
    • Use either Exchange for the Outgoing Mail Server (Prefered) or Set 'Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP):' to ''
    • Click 'OK'
  6. Click on the 'Advanced' tab
    • Set 'Authentication:' to 'NTLM'
    • Set the 'Domain Name:' field to 'fortlewis'
    • Check the box next to 'Use SSL.'