If you are part of a department or college that uses Macs in preference to Windows, Entourage may be your best choice, especially if your’s is a desktop computer with a permanent connection to the MUSC network. Entourage is part of the Microsoft Mac Office Suite, which is available free for use on the MUSC campus (at-home use is not part of the site license contract). The latest update, Mac Office 2008, was released in February 2008. *You can find the campus version here: http://www.musc.edu/infoservices/software/
The following shows an Entourage 2008 setup on a Macintosh running 10.5 (leopard); these settings can be used for on-campus Ethernet or wireless connections.
Under the Tools menu, go to Accounts
Under the New drop down menu, choose Exchange…
Choose to Configure Account Manually (button at bottom left)
Your setup should look like the graphic above.
Below is the information in text format:
Name: your full name
E-Mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org **
Account ID: your_netid **
Password: your NetID password
Exchange Server: exchange.musc.edu
Check, 'This DAV service requires a secure connection (SSL)'
(port should switch to 443)
** In many cases your_email_alias and your_netid will be the same. For faculty, staff and, students who started after May of 2007, the two may be different.
Public folders server: exchange.musc.edu
LDAP Server: dc1.emr.musc.edu
Search Base: (blank)
(This is a change from the ldap.musc.edu setup that encouraged a Search Base of
You should now be set up to send and receive e-mail through Entourage.