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Exchange 2013: Configuration on Windows 8

Part 1: Startup

Go to the Windows 8 "Mail" application on the Start screen of your computer.

You will be asked to enter your email address and password the first time you access it.

If you already have an account set up, you will need to go to "Settings" in the menu on the right.

Part 2: Accounts

Then click on "Accounts" to add your Exchange account.

Part 3: Adding an account

We can see that an email address has already been added in the image.

Once the Exchange 2013 account has been added, it will also appear and you will be able to access the settings simply by clicking on it.

Click on "Add an account" to continue.

Part 4: Type of account

To select the account type, click on "Exchange".

Part 5: Settings

A new window will open. Fill in the fields as follows:

"Email address": your full Exchange 2013 email address.

"Password": your Exchange 2013 account password as defined in the Web Control Panel.

Click on "Connect" to continue.

Part 6: Advanced settings

A new window will open. Fill in the fields as described below.

"Email address": your full Exchange 2013 email address.

"Server": enter the address of your Exchange 2013 server. In our example, the address is ex.mail.ovh.net. For Private Exchange, enter the server name chosen at the time of installation.

"Domain": this is optional but we advise you to enter it.

"Email username": your full email address.

"Password": your Exchange 2013 account password as defined in the Web Control Panel.

Click on "Connect" to continue.

Part 7: Security warning

If a warning message appears, click on "Apply these strategies" to continue.

Part 8: Finalisation

Your Exchange 2013 account should now be configured correctly.

Here is a preview of the interface.

Part 1: Startup

Go to the Windows 8 "Mail" application on the Start screen of your computer.

You will be asked to enter your email address and password the first time you access it.

If you already have an account set up, you will need to go to "Settings" in the menu on the right.

Part 2: Accounts

Then click on "Accounts" to add your Exchange account.

Part 3: Adding an account

We can see that an email address has already been added in the image.

Once the Exchange 2013 account has been added, it will also appear and you will be able to access the settings simply by clicking on it.

Click on "Add an account" to continue.

Part 4: Type of account

To select the account type, click on "Other account".

Part 5: Settings

A new window will open. Fill in the fields as follows:

"Email address": your full Exchange 2013 email address.

"Password": your Exchange 2013 account password as defined in the Web Control Panel.

Click on "Connect" to continue.

Part 6: Advanced settings

A new window will open. Fill in the fields as described below.

blue]"Email address": your full Exchange 2013 email address.

"Username": your full email address.

"Password": your Exchange 2013 account password as defined in the Web Control Panel.

"Incoming server (IMAP)": enter the address of your Exchange 2013 server. In our example, the address is ex.mail.ovh.net. For Private Exchange, enter the server name chosen at the time of installation. The "Port" number must be 993.

The "Incoming server requires SSL" box must be ticked.

"Outgoing server (SMTP)": In our example, the address is ex.mail.ovh.net. For Private Exchange, enter the server name chosen at the time of installation. The "Port" number must be 465.

The "Outgoing server requires SSL" and the "Outgoing server requires authentication" boxes must be ticked.

The "Use the same username and password to send and receive email" option must also be ticked.

Click on "Connect" to continue.

Part 7: Finalisation

Your Exchange 2013 account should now be configured correctly in IMAP.

Here is a preview of the interface.


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