This document provides instructions about how to
configure Apple's built-in email program, Mail, for use with UK's Exchange
mail server. Mail can be configured to access multiple email accounts simultaneously
and can access UK email via the POP, IMAP, or Exchange protocols. It provides
the same level of access to your email as a web interface, but gives you
more flexibility to organize and view your email.
These intructions are intended for faculty and staff who use the UK Exchange server and have @uky.edu accounts. Students with @g.uky.edu or @l.uky.edu accounts should visit our email overview page for more information.
Note: UK does not officially support any third-party
email applications other than Microsoft
Entourage (Mac only)
Outlook (Mac/Windows). The following instructions are provided
as a courtesy, but we cannot guarantee that these settings will work with
all third-party applications.
The first time Mail runs, the program will take
you through a series of steps to configure your account. Changes can be made
to account settings later by choosing Preferences from the Mail menu in the
menubar, clicking the Accounts button, and highlighting the account you want
to modify in the column on the left.
Configure the account settings as follows:
||Whatever you want to call your account
||Your UK Email address
||Your name as you want it to appear in the From field of
email you send.
Example: Joe Faculty
|Incoming Mail Server/Internal Server:
|Outgoing Mail Server/External Server:
blue user ID
- When you are done, the settings should look like this example.
- After you have your account configured, use the
options under the "Mailbox
Behaviors" tab to choose where you want to store your sent messages,
how often to delete email, etc.
These settings, or the generic
can be used to configure other third-party email applications, such
as Eudora, Thunderbird, or MailSmith.
If you have multiple email addresses, you can configure
Mail to check all your email accounts at the same time. Get information about
the incoming and outgoing mail servers from your email provider, then create
additional accounts in Mail with the new settings.
For more information about using the Mail application,
select Mail Help from the Help menu in the application's menubar or visit Apple's Mail support site.