UARK Gmail: Windows Setup

WAIT: Make sure you've set your IMAP password for UARK Gmail in Password Manager and that you are connected to a secure Wi-Fi network before beginning UARK Gmail setup.

Outlook 2010 and 2013

  1. Open Outlook.

  2. Click the File tab and click Account Settings (in Outlook 2013, click Info and Account Settings). From the Email tab, click New.

  3. Ensure E-mail account is selected and click Next. Check the "Manually configure settings or additional server types" box. Click Next.

  4. Select Internet Email (in Outlook 2013, select "POP or IMAP"). Click Next.

  5. Enter your name and UARK Gmail address (

  6. Select IMAP for the account type.

  7. In the Incoming Mail Server field, enter

  8. In the Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) field, enter

  9. In the User Name field, enter your UARK Gmail address (

  10. In the Password field, enter your IMAP password for UARK Gmail. Make sure the "Require logon using Secure Password Authentication (SPA)" box is unchecked.

  11. Click More Settings. Click the Outgoing Server tab.

  12. Select "My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication." Make sure "Use same settings as my incoming mail server" is selected.

  13. Click the Advanced tab. Select SSL from the drop-down menu next to "Use the following type of encrypted connection" for the Incoming server.

  14. Select TLS from the drop-down menu next to "Use the following type of encrypted connection" for the Outgoing server (SMTP).

  15. In the Outgoing Server (SMTP) port number field, enter 587.

  16. Click OK and Next. Click Finish.

Before your setup is complete, it is necessary to enable the less secure apps setting for UARK Gmail:

  1. Log into with your UARK username and password.

  2. Go to

  3. Click the Turn on radio button next to Access for less secure apps. Close the browser tab.

Troubleshooting Note: If you get an error during the setup process, follow the steps below to make sure IMAP is enabled for your UARK Gmail mailbox.

  1. Log into with your UARK username and password.

  2. Click the Settings icon in the upper right and select Mail settings.

  3. Click Forwarding and Pop/IMAP.

  4. Click Enable IMAP. Click Save Changes.

  5. Repeat the setup instructions.

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  1. Rebecca Adhikari
    6:56 pm

    Help I am lost on the second step. Okay I followed the first step and I went to but I do not see the File tab or the Info tab can someone tell me where I went wrong.

    1. Erin Griffin
      Content strategy/IA specialist
      8:46 am

      These instructions are for using Outlook 2010 or Outlook 2013, which are applications you download. The instructions won't work for For assistance, or to report a problem, contact the IT Help Desk at or 479-575-2905.

      1. Rebecca Adhikari
        4:14 pm

        Oh thank you so much for your help now I have gotten into email account successfully.

  2. Natasha Keiser
    5:59 pm

    How do I sign up for my email with Outlook 2016?

    1. Erin Griffin
      Content strategy/IA specialist
      10:10 am

      The instructions for Outlook 2013 should be similar, but if you need any assistance setting up your UARK Gmail in Outlook 2016, please call our IT Help Desk at 479-575-2905. We are working to update this information to include Outlook 2016 instructions. Thank you!

  3. Sughosh Sai Danamaraj
    4:34 am

    I have successfully created an email account.
    When I try to access the UA Connect, the page reads 'Invalid signon time for user ssdanama@'
    Please help me.

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