This no longer work after USM move the server to Microsoft Exchange server. Check my latest post instead https://ooiks.com/blog/how-to-2/how-to-configure-outlook-2010-for-usm-student-mail-updated
If you are a Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) students and you have Microsoft Outlook 2010 installed on your PC. You might have the trouble connecting your Microsoft Outlook 2010 with your student mail. Although USM student mail can be access through http://mail.live.com just like other hotmail or live mail, but direct enter your e-mail address on outlook like hotmail or live mail will not work in Microsoft Outlook 2010.
Your probably had search through http://student.usm.my/ for an answer for this problem but end out with no solution other than just using POP3. I personally dislike POP3 as it download the all mails from your inbox and it will not sync with your mail box online after that. I prefer IMAP which allow my outlook to sync with my mail online so that I can continue my work on e-mail through web browser on other PC without worry that what I see is different on my outlook.
So how we do the trick using IMAP on Microsoft Outlook 2010? It is very simple.
Step 1: Go to File on top of your menu and click on Add Account.
Step 2: Select Manually configure server settings or additional server types instead of E-mail Account. Then click Next.
Step 3: Select Other and choose Microsoft Outlook Hotmail Connector. If your Outlook does not have Microsoft Outlook Hotmail Connector, just do a simple search on Bing, you should get the installer very easy. Then click Next.
Step 4: Enter your name, your student e-mail address and password. Then click OK.
Step 5: Done, we had finish setting up the account. Just click Finish and start access your student mail through Microsoft Outlook 2010.
Aren’t it is simple? Just wondering why Microsoft Outlook 2010 cannot automatically do the trick instead.