The University of Western Australia

Configure Outlook 2011 for Mac for student email

Further information

  • Pheme

Check IMAP is enabled

  1. Sign in to your UWA Student Email via the webmail.
  2. Click on the cog icon at the top right corner of the mailbox and choose 'Settings' from the drop down menu.
  3. Click 'Forwarding and POP/IMAP'.
    IMAP is enabled
  4. Select 'Enable IMAP'.
  5. Select 'Save Changes'.
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Enabling Less Secure Apps

Before setting up your email program you will need to enable 'Less Secure Apps' using the following steps:

  1. Sign in to your UWA Student Email via the webmail.
  2. Go to the 'Less secure apps' settings page. Please note that this link will take you to an external website.
  3. Select the 'Turn on' radio button.

While some desktop clients don't follow all modern security standards, the risk is minimal when you are a savvy internet user. Please contact BYOD for further information.

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Configuring Outlook 2011 for Mac

Step one

Open Outlook 2011 for Mac.

Click on 'Tools' in the menu bar and select 'Accounts'.
The tools menu with 'accounts' selected

Under 'Add an account', choose 'Email account'.
Choose 'E-mail account'

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Step two

Enter the following details:

  • Enter your UWA Student email address in the 'Email address' field. Your email address is your student number ''.
  • Enter your Pheme password in the 'Password' field.

 Enter your email address and password

Once you have typed in your email address, the rest of the settings will appear.

Enter in the settings

Enter the following details:

  • Ensure the 'Username' is your UWA student email address, not just your student number.
  • Select 'IMAP' from the 'Type' drop down box.
  • Enter '' in the 'Incoming server' field.
  • Ensure 'Use SSL' is checked.
  • Enter '' in the 'Outgoing server' field.
  • Ensure 'Override default port' is checked, and enter '465' in the next box.
  • Ensure 'Use SSL to connect' to connect is checked.

Click 'Add account'.

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Step three

You will be returned to the settings page. Click on ‘More Options...’

Click on 'more options' 

In the drop down menu next to ‘Authentication’ choose ‘Use Incoming Server Info’.

Choose 'Use Incoming Server Info' 

Click 'OK'.

You are done! You can now close the 'Accounts' window. After a moment your emails will start to download.

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