Configuring Outlook 2000 to use EE Email Services is relatively straightforward. Please note that we make use of self-signed SSL certificates to ensure security by encrypting all email connections. Because these SSL certificates are self-signed and not issued by a SSL certificate vendor such as Thawte, your email client may complain about the authenticity of the certificates when you are checking your email or sending outgoing mail. It is harmless to disregard these messages. Your email connection is secure despite these harmless warning messages.
Open up Outlook 2000 and select your current inbox. Select Accounts from the Tools drop-down menu. See Figure One for an illustration.
Once inside the Internet Accounts section, click on Properties in the right side panel. See Figure Two for an illustration.
Click on the Servers tab from the Properties page. Make sure that the incoming mail server is mailbox.ee.columbia.edu. Make sure that the outgoing mail server is mail.ee.columbia.edu. Note that these server settings will be identical, regardless of whether you choose to use IMAP or POP. Select the checkbox that says My server requires authentication and click on Settings button to the left of it. See Figure Three for an illustration.
From the Settings pop-up window, select Use same settings as my incoming mail server. We use the same username and password combination to send outgoing mail as we do to check incoming mail. Note that this setting will be identical whether you choose to use POP or IMAP. See Figure Four for an illustration.
Click on the Advanced tab and check the box that says This server requires a secure connection for both incoming and outgoing mail. Make sure the port number for Outgoing mail (SMTP) is set to 465. For POP users, make sure your Incoming mail (POP3) port number is set to 995. See Figure Five for an illustration of this. If you are using IMAP, your Incoming mail (IMAP) port will be set to 993. See Figure Six for an illustration of this.
When you are finished, click on Apply, then OK, followed by Close. You will need to restart Outlook 2000.