Enhanced security network access uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) as a protocol that helps ensure the privacy of documents transmitted over the Internet, including email messages. Once activated, SSL encrypts your incoming messages, ensuring that passwords and other private information can not be intercepted in transit.
Activating SSL in Outlook is quick and easy, and CNS strongly recommends that you do so as soon as possible.
Have your UTORid and password handy and complete the following:
- In Outlook Express, in the Tools > Accounts.
- Click on the Mail tab, select your UTORmail account entry and click Properties.
- The following window should appear. Note the six tabs at the top of the window.
- Click on the Servers tab
- The box next to "Incoming mail (IMAP):" should say mailboxNN.utcc.utoronto.ca (where NN is your configuration number)
- If you are unsure of your configuration number, please visit the UTORid information page at https://www.utorid.utoronto.ca/cgi-bin/utorid/info.pl
- The box next to "Outgoing mail (SMTP):" should be changed to say smtp.utoronto.ca
- Under "Incoming Mail Server"
- The box next to "Account name:" should be your UTORid
- Under "Outgoing Mail Server"
- check My server requires authentication
- Click on Settings and verify that the outgoing server uses the same logon information as the incoming mail server, click OK
- Click on the Advanced tab and you will see a window that looks similar to that pictured below.
Make the following changes:
- Under the line Outgoing mail (SMTP): check This server requires a secure connection (SSL)
- In the box beside Outgoing mail (SMTP): enter 465.
- Under the line Incoming mail (IMAP): check This server requires a secure connection (SSL)
- In the box beside Incoming mail (IMAP):, confirm that 993 appears.
- Click OK