Third Party Email Clients

Third Party Mail Client Settings

The settings needed to set up a mail client are below together with detailed instructions for setting up Outlook Express.

Incoming mail server:mail.leekhigh.staffs.sch.uk – We support both IMAP and POP3, use IMAP if possible.
Outgoing mail server:mail.leekhigh.staffs.sch.uk port 5104 with SMTP auth turned on. (see instructions below on how to do this)
We also support secure IMAP on port 993 and secure POP3 on port 995.

Outlook / Outlook Express Instructions

To create your username in Outlook Express, follow these instructions.

From Outlook Express, click on `Tools` in the top bar, and then on `Accounts`.

Click on the tab marked `Mail` at the top, and then on the button marked `Add` on the righthand side. This will bring up another menu on which you should select the `Mail` option.

This will start the Internet Connection Wizard. For the ‘Display name’, enter your user name (e.g. John Smith) and click `Next`.

Enter your email address (ie jsmi99@leekhigh.staffs.sch.uk) in the appropriate field, and click `Next`.

Ensure that ‘my incoming mail server is a IMAP server’ is shown, you will need to change it from POP3 to IMAP.

For the ‘Incoming mail server’ enter `mail.leekhigh.staffs.sch.uk`

For the ‘Outgoing mail server’ type `mail.leekhigh.staffs.sch.uk` and click Next.

Enter your email address in the ‘account name’ field. Enter your email password in the ‘Password’ field and click `Next` and then `Finish`.

Now we need to change the port the email is sent on…

From Outlook Express, click on `Tools` in the top bar, and then on `Accounts`.

Click on the tab marked `Mail` at the top, and then select the account you just created from the list and choose `Properties`.

Click on the `Servers` tab

In the Outgoing mail server section tick the box marked: `My server requires authentication`

Now click on the ‘Advanced’ tab

Change ‘Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP)’ from 25 to 5104

Under the Incoming mail (IMAP) section tick `this server requires a secure connection`, this will change the IMAP port above to 993

Click `Okay`, and then `Close`

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