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Configuring Windows Mail

Follow these steps to configure Windows Mail to check your UMConnect email account using POP or IMAP.

1.  Start Windows Mail. If the Internet Connection Wizard doesn't open automatically, do the following:

  • Tools menu, click Accounts.
  • Internet Accounts, click Add.
  • Select Account Type page, select E-mail Account
  • Click Next.

2.  Your Name page: Display name: enter your name as you want it to display in the "From" field. Click Next.

3.  Internet E-mail Address page: E-mail address: enter UMConnect address (NetID@UMConnect.umt.edu or First.Last@UMConnect.umt.edu). Click Next.

4.  Set up e-mail servers page:

  • Incoming e-mail server type:IMAP or POP3.
    • Incoming mail serveroutlook.office365.com
    • Outgoing e-mail server (SMTP) name: smtp.office365.com (Check Outgoing server requires authentication.)
  • Click Next.

5.  Internet Mail Logon page:

  • Enter your e-mail address: NetID@UMConnect.umt.edu
  •  Enter your UMConnect password. If you want Windows Mail to remember your password, check Remember password.
  • Click Next.

6.  Congratulations page: Check Do not download my e-mail and folders at this time. Click Finish.

7.  Tools menu, Accounts: Under Mail, select the account you just set up, and then click Properties.

8.  Properties page: click the Advanced tab, and do the following.

  • Server Port Numbers
    • Outgoing mail (SMTP):
      • Check This server requires a secure connection (SSL).
      • Set port to 587.
    • Incoming mail (IMAP) or Incoming mail (POP3):
      •  Check This server requires a secure connection (SSL).
  • If you're using POP3, it's a good idea to set up your client to keep a copy of the messages that you retrieve to your local computer on the server. To do this, under Delivery, click Leave a copy of messages on server. This lets you access your messages from a different mail program.
  • Click Apply, and then click OK.
  • On the Internet Accounts page, click Close.

9.  If you're using IMAP, a message appears that asks if you want to download folders from the mail server you added. Click Yes. Use the Windows Mail user interface to select which folders you want to synchronize between the server and your local computer, and then click OK.

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