Setup your Owl Mail in Outlook

Before continuing with these instructions, please set your Owl Apps Password.  You can use the same password as you do for your FAUNet ID, but keep in mind that the Owl Mail password is not synchronized with your FAUNet ID password, so if you change your FAUNet ID password the OwlMail password will not change unless you manually change it. 

First, we need to enable IMAP protocol access in Gmail. To do that, log into Gmail and click the Settings gear and choose Settings from the menu.

Click Forwarding and POP/IMAP.

Click Enable IMAP and click the Save button at the bottom.

Now you may choose to Sign Out of Gmail.

To allow less secure apps to access gmail:

Select the Gear Icon in gmail > Settings

Next select "Accounts" in the top tab bar

Then select "Google Account Settings"

Select "Security" from the left side bar

Scroll down to "Less Secure App Access" and select "turn on access"

Next. toggle the bar to turn it on

In Outlook 2016, click the File ribbon, Account SettingsAccount Settings….

Click New

Choose Manual Setup or additional Server types and click Next.

Choose POP or IMAP and click Next.

Fill in your information and click More Settings

Incoming mail server:

Outgoing mail server:


Click Outgoing Server. Put a checkbox on “My Outgoing Server (SMTP) requires authentication

Click the Advanced tab. Fill in the ports for incoming and outgoing servers then click OK. Update: Please see the proper Outgoing settings:

Requires SSL: Yes

Requires TLS: Yes (if available)

Requires Authentication: Yes

Port for SSL: 465

Port for TLS/STARTTLS: 587

Click Next.

Click Close to dismiss the “Test Account Settings” dialog box.

Click Finish to close the Add Account dialog box.

Click Close to close the Account Settings dialog box.

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