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How to send secure email in Outlook 2003

Last Updated: 28/07/09

Follow these steps to send secure email in Outlook 2003.


Step 1

Click on the Servers tab in the mail Properties box.

Step 2

Tick the box My server requires authentication under Outgoing Mail Server and click on the Settings button.

Click on Advanced tab:

  • Incoming Server (IMAP): 993
  • Outgoing server (SMTP): 587
Step 3

Tick the box "This server requires a secure connection (SSL)" for the Incoming and  TLS for the Outgoing server.

Any mail now sent to you will appear in the Inbox folder under your new profile.

Step 4

To ensure the mail you send is as secure as possible, select Account Properties

Click the Advanced tab.

Select SSL from the drop-down list as the type of encrypted connection for incoming server - imap.ucd.ie

Select TLS from the drop-down list as the type of encrypted connection for outgoing server - smtp.ucd.ie

Click OK followed by Next to complete configuring your e-mail account.