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Several students choose to use an email access client, such as Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird or other mobile devices to send, receive, and organize their emails. If you choose to use such a tool, you will need to set it up to send and retrieve your MercerLive emails. Even if you set up an email access client, you still have access to your email account via the web, as described in Checking Email via the Internet.

Mercer IT recommends using the IMAP settings. However, settings for both IMAP and POP are provided.

IMAP Email Settings
Server Type IMAP
Incoming Mail Server pod51000.outlook.com
MercerLive Account Username Mercer ID#@live.mercer.edu
Password MercerLive password
Incoming Server Port 993
Enable Encryption Type SSL (If not available, choose TLS)
Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) pod51000.outlook.com
Outgoing Server Port 587
Enable Encryption Type TLS (If not available, choose SSL)
*Outgoing server requires authentication. Use the same settings as incoming server.
**When prompted, email address should be entered as firstname.lastname@live.mercer.edu.

POP Email Settings
Server Type POP
Incoming Mail Server/Ports pod51000.outlook.com
MercerLive Account Username Mercer ID#@live.mercer.edu
Password MercerLive password
Incoming Server Port 995
Enable Encryption Type SSL (if not available, choose TLS)
Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP)/Ports pod51000.outlook.com
Outgoing Server Port 587
Enable Encryption Type TLS (if not available, choose SSL)
*Outgoing server requires authentication. Use the same settings as incoming server.
**When prompted, email address should be entered as firstname.lastname@live.mercer.edu.

For additional help with your MercerLive account, use the Microsoft online FAQ resource.



 

 

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