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 webmail.fortlewis.edu. We highly recommend using Outlook Web Access.


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

Note: These configurations require a connection to the FLC VPN which can be downloaded from Skysoft.fortlewis.edu.

IMAP Settings
  • Incoming Mail Server: webmail.fortlewis.edu
  • Server port: 993
  • Outgoing Mail Server: webmail.fortlewis.edu
POP3 Settings
  • Incoming Mail Server: webmail.fortlewis.edu
  • Server port: 995
  • Outgoing Mail Server: webmail.fortlewis.edu

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.
    If you use POP, the server port should be 995. 
    The SMTP server port is 25.
  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'
  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 'Incoming Mail Server:' field should say 'webmail.fortlewis.edu'
    • Fill in the 'User Name:', and 'Password:' fields
    • Click the 'Server Settings...' button<
    • Set 'Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP):' to 'outgoing.fortlewis.edu'
    • 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'<.li>
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