GCU provides every student with an Outlook email account once they have been accepted to the university. This email account remains active and free for you to use even after you have graduated. Some students might be interested in integrating this into Microsoft Outlook for easy access. Whether this is your first time using Microsoft Outlook on your PC or Mac, or your application is already setup with another account, the process is quick and simple.
With Outlook open, select the File tab and click Add Account in the upper-left corner.
Select the radio button for Manual setup or additional server types and click on Next.
From the Choose Service dialog-box, select POP or IMAP and click Next.
On the POP and IMAP Account Settings dialog-box, enter in your name and your GCU username followed by @my.gcu.edu. Under the Server Information heading, select IMAP from the drop-down menu, enter outlook.office365.com for the Incoming mail server, and entersmtp.office365.com for the Outgoing mail server.
For the Logon Information, enter your GCU Username followed by @my.gcu.edu again for the User Name and your GCU password. Once you have entered this information, select More Settings.
Switch to the Outgoing Server tab and click on the box labeled My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication.
Next, select the Advanced tab to the right of the Outgoing Server tab. The Incoming Server should be set to 993 and the type of encrypted connection should be SSL. The Outgoing Server should be set to 587 and the type of encrypted connection should be TLS. Once you have entered these settings, click OK. This will return you to the POP and IMAP Account Settings dialog-box.
From the POP and IMAP Account Settings, select Next.
Outlook will begin running tests to make sure everything has been set up properly. The Test Account Settings dialog-box will display the results. If all tests pass, select Close to continue.
If either one of the tests fail, we recommend going back through the settings and verifying that all the information was entered accurately.
Finally, you should see the Add Account window. Select Finish to be brought to your Inbox.
If you are opening Outlook for the first time, you will see a screen with two options: Import or Not now; select Not now.
If you do not see this screen when launching Outlook, click Outlook from the menu bar at the top and select Preferences.
From the Outlook Preferences window, select Accounts.
Next, click E-mail Account and enter your GCU username followed by @my.gcu.edu in the E-mail address field and your GCU password in the Password field.
The window will expand and ask for some additional information. The User name is the same as your GCU email address. Next, select IMAP from the Type field drop-down menu. In the Incoming server section, begin by placing check marks in the Override default port and Use SSL to connect (recommended) options, then enter outlook.office365.com : 993. In the Outgoing server field, place check marks in the Override default port and Use SSL to connect (recommended) options, then enter smtp.office365.com : 587.
After all of the information is entered, select Add Account.