UC San Diego SearchMenu

Configure Outlook for Campus Email

Read your UC San Diego email in Outlook.

First, find where your mail lives

Find where mail sent to your @ucsd.edu email address is delivered with the Account Lookup Tool.

Next, follow the instructions below for your account type

UCSD Gmail account

1. Enable IMAP

Sign into UC San Diego Gmail at gmail.ucsd.edu.

  • Select your UC San Diego email or click Add Account.

Click the gear icon and select Settings.

Under the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab, select Enable IMAP.

Click Save Changes.

2. Add Account to Outlook

Open Outlook and go to File → Info → Add Account.

Select Manual setup or additional server types → POP or IMAP.

3. Configure your account

  • Your Name: How your name will display
  • Email Address: Your UC San Diego email address
  • Account Type: IMAP
  • Incoming mail server: imap.gmail.com
  • Outgoing mail server (SMTP): smtp.gmail.com
  • User Name: Your UC San Diego email address
  • Password: Your password

Configure Your Account

4. More Settings

Click More Settings...

Outgoing Server

  • My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication: Yes
  • Use same settings as my incoming mail server: Yes

Outgoing Server


  • Incoming server (IMAP): 993
    • Use the following type of encrypted connection: SSL
  • Outgoing server (SMTP): 465
    • Use the following type of encrypted connection: SSL


mail.ucsd.edu or ad.ucsd.edu

Your mail is delivered through the campus Exchange server. Learn how to set up Exchange on Microsoft Outlook.

Contact ITS Service Desk

Need Help? 

Contact or visit the ITS Service Desk.