How to set up an email client

Settings for email client configuration

Instructions on this page are for UW alumni who have mailservices email accounts.

For Outlook, Thunderbird, iPhone and other mobile devices.

User name

Your WatIAM userid


Your WatIAM password

From email address

Incoming mail server (IMAP)

Incoming IMAP server port number (TLS)

993 (SSL/TLS)

Outgoing mail server (SMTP)

Outgoing SMTP server port number (TLS)

465 (SSL/TLS)

Outgoing server authentication

Enabled (normal password)

For Outlook 2011 (and some versions of MacMail) use SSL and port 993 for incoming, and use SSL and port 587 for outgoing.

Address book lookups (LDAP)

If you're connecting from on campus, your mail client can probably use the University's online email address lookup system. To do this, you need to configure your mail client, and you need to know the following:


Search Base DN


Search Scope


Search Filter


Port number


Authentication / Bind DN

(None -- leave this blank)

Use secure connection (SSL)


Not all values will necessarily be available to you.