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Seting up an Outlook MAPI account

Setting up an Outlook MAPI account only works on a Windows computer (not Mac).

The requirement for this is that a MAPI client connector is downloaded and installed first: Current MAPI connector  (

Only after the installation the possibility to set up a MAPI account during the setup of Outlook.

Setting up when using Outlook for the first time

  1. Download and install the Mapi-Connector. The administrator password is required for this.
  2. Start Outlook and follow the setup assistant:
    Exit the welcome screen with "Weiter".

  3. "Weiter"

  4. Choose "Manuelle Konfiguration oder zusätzliche"

  5. Take over "Andere/CommuniGate Pro Server".
    Attention: If this point is missing, the MAPI-Connector hasn't been installed.

  6. Fill in the fields:

    >Server name:; port number: 993 (alternatively 143)
    >Check under "Eine sichere Verbindung (SSL/TLS) benutzen"
    >Account name: enter Uni-ID
    >Remove the check mark in "Anmeldung durch gesicherte Kennwortauthentifizierung"

    Mapi_Konto Einstellungen
  7. Use the button "Kontoeinstellungen..." to check whether the settings are correct. If the settings are incorrect, the window will not open.
    You can also change your name here.


    Click on the "Update" button to return to the previous window and complete the account setup.
  8. Outlook must be restarted.

Convert IMAP account to MAPI account

If you want to take advantage of MAPI (all data, including calendar and contacts are on the e-mail server) by converting an IMAP account into a MAPI account, you can proceed as follows:

  1. Export all local data (calendar, contacts) to a pst file
  2. Create a new profile in the Control Panel/Email and  set up a MAPI account as described above.
  3. Now start Outlook with the newly created profile and import the previously saved data into the corresponding folders.

Alternative: Use the upgrade to clean up your e-mail account and integrate the saved data only locally in Outlook. The disadvantage is that this data is then only visible on this computer.


Verification: Folders locally or on the server

Here is a simple method to check if e-mail folders are only available locally in the client or on the e-mail server:

  • Log in to Webmail with your Uni-ID.
  • All folders that do not exist here are either local or belong to another person and are not accessible by you via webmail.



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