Outlook Express on Windows - IMAP Connection Configuration


Outlook Express is a Microsoft Email client that can be configured to receive your ONID emails. Do note that this software has been discontinued and is no longer receiving security updates.


  • Have an ONID Gmail account
  • Have a Windows device
  • Have Outlook Express installed
  • Have an internet connection


  1. Open Outlook Express
  2. Open the  Tools  menu and choose  Accounts...
  3. Click the  Add  button and select  Mail...
  4. Enter your name (this is what other people will see when they receive your e-mail), then click  Next .
  5. Enter your  E-mail address.  The format is username@oregonstate.edu. Click  Next .
  6. Select  IMAP  from the "Incoming mail server" drop-down list.
  7. The  Incoming mail  server name is imap.gmail.com
  8. The  Outgoing mail (SMTP)  server name is smtp.gmail.com
  9. Click  Next .
  10. Enter your ONID email Use OnidUsername@oregonstate.edu in the  Account name  field.
  11. Uncheck the "Log on using Secure Password Authentication (SPA)" box.
  12. Click  Next .
  13. Click  Finish .
  14. This will bring you back out to the accounts page again. Click on the Mail tab, select the newly created ONID account, and click the  Properties  button.
  15. Click the  Servers  tab.
  16. Under  Outgoing Mail Server  check the "My server requires authentication" box.
  17. Click the Advanced tab.
  18. Under  Outgoing mail (SMTP) , change the port to  587 ( or 465 , then check the " This server requires a secure connection (SSL) " box.
  19. Under  Incoming mail (IMAP) , change the port to  993 , then check the " This server requires a secure connection (SSL) " box.
  20. Click  OK  and close the Internet Accounts window.

For assistance, contact the IS Service Desk.


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