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Add your UW Deskmail email account to an Outlook.com email account

When you import a UW Deskmail account into an Outlook.com account, you can view the UW Deskmail emails from within the Outlook.com account. The UW Deskmail account is listed as a folder in the folder pane so you can switch between the UW Deskmail account and Outlook.com account without leaving Outlook.com.

Please note:  Be sure to change your UW email forwarding to your Outlook.com email address before you follow these instructions.  You can change your forwarding on the Manage UW NetID Resources page by selecting the Forward to option and entering your Outlook.com email address.

Add your UW Deskmail email account to an Outlook.com email account

  1. Sign in to Outlook.com using your Outlook.com email address and password.
  2. In the upper right corner of the navigation bar, click the gear icon gear icon
    and then click Options.
    Options menu in Outlook.com
  3. In the left pane, click Mail, then click Accounts, and then click Connected accounts.
    Mail > Accounts > Connected accounts
  4. On the Connected accounts page, under Add a connected account, choose Other email accounts.
  5. Connect your email account page, enter your full email address and the password of the email account you want to connect to Outlook.com.
    connect your email account
  6. Select Create a new folder for imported email, with subfolders like in the account you connect.
  7. Under Advanced Settings, make sure that Manually configure account settings (POP, IMAP or Send Only account) is selected, and then click OK.
  8. On the Choose your connection type page, make sure that IMAP/SMTP connection settings is selected and then click OK.
    Choose connection type page, IMAP/SMTP settings selected
  9. Now, fill out the information on the New IMAP account connection page as indicated below using your UW NetID email address and password, and then click OK.
    New IMAP account connection

Use an Outlook.com account to “send as” a UW email address

  1. On the Connected accounts page, select Change your From address.
    Change your From address
  2. On the Default From address page, select your UW email address from the drop-down list and click Save.
    Select address from drop down on Default From address page
    If you want to send only specific emails from your UW email address, do not change the Default From address. Instead, return to your Inbox by clicking the blue arrow next to Options.Click blue arrow next to Options to return to your inbox
  3. Compose a new email. In the upper left corner of Outlook Mail, click +New.
    Compose new email. In the upper left corner of Outlook Mail, click New
  4. In the toolbar of the new message, click the More menu (the three dots) and click Show From.
    Click the More menu and click Show From
  5. You will see a drop down menu to select the address that you want the email to come from; choose your UW email address or your Outlook.com address as you wish.
    Choose a From address from the dropdown menu