Email Setup Instructions

  • Desktop Client Setup

    Programs such as Microsoft Outlook and Apple Mail support Microsoft Exchange. Once you type in your email address and password for Outlook or Apple Mail your mail client should pull down all of the information needed to set up your email. If the mail program does not pull down the server information please type in "webmail.capital.edu" without the quotes.

    Note: If you are using Microsoft Outlook 2003 there is an additional step required. Please contact us and we will get you the information needed.

    If you are using a mail client such as Mozilla Thunderbird or any program that does not have Microsoft Exchange as an option, we recommend you set up your email as an IMAP account. The following is the information you will need.

    • Server name: mail.capital.edu
    • Port 993
    • Encryption method SSL
       
    Note: We recommend that you do not set up your account as a POP3 account because that will take your mail off of the server and put in your client.

    Autodiscover Message
    Email for both Main Campus and the Law School are hosted at the same location. You might receive a message that says "Outlook was redirected to the server autodiscover.capital.edu to get new settings for your account..." This is a normal message and we recommend you check the box next to "Always use my response for this server" and click on Allow.

    Autodiscover 

     


     

    Mobile Device Setup
     

    iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch 

    Tap Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Add Account 

    Tap Microsoft Exchange 

    You don’t need to enter anything in the Domain box. Enter the information requested in the Email, Username, and Password boxes. You need to enter your full law school email address in the Email and Username boxes (for example, jdoe@law.capital.edu).  

    Tap Next on the upper-right corner of the screen. Your iPhone will try to find the settings it needs to set up your account. Go to step 6 if your iPhone finds your settings. 

    If your iPhone can’t find your settings, you’ll need to manually enter your Exchange ActiveSync server name. In the Server box, enter webmail.capital.edu, and then tap Next 

    Choose the type of information you want to synchronize between your account and your device, and then touch Save. By default, Mail, Contacts, and Calendar information are synchronized. 

      

    Android Phones 

    From the Applications menu, select Email. This application may be named Mail on some versions of Android. 

    Type your full email address (for example jdoe@law.capital.edu) and your password, and then select Next 

    Select Exchange account. This option may be named Exchange ActiveSync on some versions of Android. 

    Enter the following account information and select Next.

    Domain\Username Type your full law school email address in this box. If Domain and Username are separate text boxes in your version of Android, leave the Domain box empty and type your full email address in the Username box. 

    On some versions of Android, you need to use the domain\username format. For example, if your email address is jdoe@law.capital.edu, type: capital.edu\jdoe@law.capital.edu. Your username is your full email address.

    Password Use the same password that you use to access your law email account. 

    Exchange Server Enter webmail.capital.edu 
     
     

    As soon as your phone verifies the server settings, the Account Options screen displays. The options available depend on the version of Android on your device. The options may include the following:

    Email checking frequency: The default value is Automatic (push). When you select this option, email messages will be sent to your phone as they arrive. We recommend only selecting this option if you have an unlimited data plan.

    Amount to synchronize: This is the amount of mail you want to keep on your mobile phone. You can choose from several length options, including One day, Three days, and One week. 

    Notify me when email arrives: If you select this option, your mobile phone will notify you when you receive a new email message. 

    Sync contacts from this account: If you select this option, your contacts will be synchronized between your phone and your account. 
     
     

    Select Next and then type a name for this account and the name you want displayed when you send email to others. Select Done to complete the email setup and start using your account. 

    Tip: You may need to wait ten-to-fifteen minutes after you set up your account before you can send or receive email.
     

     

    Windows Phone 

    On Start, swipe left to the App list, select Settings, and then select Email + accounts 

    Select Add an account > Outlook.  

    Enter your email address and password and select Sign in. Windows Phone will try to set up your email account automatically. If setup completes successfully, skip to step 7 

    If you see the message “Check your information and try again. You may have mistyped your password.  Verify that you entered the correct email address and password. At this stage, you don’t need to specify any values for User name and Domain. Select Sign in. If setup completes successfully, skip to step 7. 

    If your email account can't be set up automatically, you’ll see the message, “We couldn’t find your settings”. Select Advanced. You'll need to enter the following information:

    Email address This is your full law school email access, for example jdoe@law.capital.edu.

    Password This is the same password as your law school email account.

    User name This is your full law school email address, for example jdoe@law.capital.edu.

    Domain Enter capital.edu.

    Server Enter webmail.capital.edu

    Select Show all settings and make sure the Server requires encrypted (SSL) connection box is selected. 
     
     

    Select Sign in. 

    Select OK if Exchange ActiveSync asks you to enforce policies or set a password.