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Exchange Mail with Leopard

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The main Mac@NUS guide has been updated to reflect the configuration on Snow Leopard. If you are running an older Mac OS X, like 10.5 (Leopard), which doesn’t Exchange 2007 directly, here’s what to configure to access your Exchange mail via IMAP.

  1. Start the Mail application.
  2. Press Command-comma.
  3. Press the + sign.
  4. Type in your Full Name and Email Address. The Password is not necessary at this point.
  5. Click Continue.
  6. For Account Type, choose Exchange IMAP.
  7. For Description, enter NUSNET or anything you like to describe this account.
  8. For Incoming Mail Server, enter imap.nus.edu.sg.
  9. For User Name and Password, enter your NUSNET account details.
  10. For Outlook Web Access Server, enter exchange.nus.edu.sg.
  11. Click Continue.
  12. For Description, enter NUSNET Outgoing or anything you like.
  13. For Outgoing Mail Server, enter smtp.nus.edu.sg.
  14. Check the Use Authentication checkbox.
  15. For User Name and Password, enter your NUSNET account details. Your User Name needs to be in <domain>\<userid> format.
  16. Click Continue.
  17. Your Account Summary window should look similar to this. Click Create.

You’re done. The Mail application should now connect to your Exchange account, grab the list of folders, synchronize email, etc.

5 thoughts on “Exchange Mail with Leopard

  1. Hey. I think I have the same problem as some of the other people. I am unable to send outgoing mail from my laptop as they said the “The SMTP server “smtp.nus.edu.sg” rejected the password for user “xxxxxxxxx”. Is there a work around for this issue?


    1. Change your username to domain\userid format. (e.g. nusstu\a0123456)

      Will update my post.

      Btw, nowadays Snow Leopard and Lion has Exchange 2007 support, so this IMAP setup is getting somewhat dated. 🙂

  2. Hmmm. I have tried doing what you suggested but now i get a different kinda error.

    Cannot send message using the NUS Outgoing Mail Server.
    “The server “nusstu\a0088011” cannot be contacted on the default ports.”
    “Select a different outgoing mail server from the list below or click Try Later to leave the message in your Outbox until it can be delivered”

    Following which they prompt me to choose another server from a list.

    Hahaa. i know i should upgrade but just lazy :S

  3. Hey Zit Seng,

    I was just wondering how we know what our nus email address is! I’ve been having a problem logging into my email account with my NUSNET account details so I thought maybe i had to configure my computer first.. but I realised I don’t even know what my nus email is! I’m sorry I’m really bad with computer stuff 🙁 haha.

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