|Start Outlook: from the main Outlook window, go to Tools -> Email Accounts.On the Outlook popup window, select to “Add a new e-mail account” and click on Next.
On the server type step, select POP3 or IMAP (depending on your needs) for the Outlook email account type, then click on Next. There is no need to select the IMAP type, because the mail web based account will anyway keep a copy of all emails, just like an IMAP account would do.
On the next screen, you will have to specify your Outlook mail settings, such as your mail username and password, mail server addresses, mail server ports and Outlook mail display name.
- On the User Information section, enter your Name (it can be anything, but remember this is going to be the name/text that people will see when you will send them an email via your Outlook mail account) and your mail email address.
- On the Server Information section, enter the mail servers:POP mail servers for Outlook:
– Incoming mail server: pop.mail.com
– Outgoing mail server: smtp.mail.com.IMAP mail server for Outlook:
– Incoming mail server: imap.mail.com
– Outgoing mail server: smtp.mail.com.As an alternative, you may setup any other outgoing mail server that you have access to, such as your ISP’s SMTP server or your own hosted outgoing server. However, if you setup a 3rd party outgoing mail server, you will not have access to sent emails via your web based mail account panel.
- On the Logon Information section, enter your mail User Name (which is the same as your mail email address) and your mail password. Tick the box “Remember password” in order to make Outlook to store the mail password, so it will not ask you about it every time when Outlook will send/receive emails for the mail account.
- Click on the “More Settings” button and go to the “Advanced” window tab.If you use mail as a POP Outlook account:
– On the “Incoming server (POP3)” field, enter 995 and mark the box “This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL)”;
– On the “Outgoing server (SMTP)” field, enter 465 and mark the box “This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL)”.If you use mail as an IMAP Outlook account:
– On the “Incoming server (IMAP)” field, enter 993 and mark the box “This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL)”;
– On the “Outgoing server (SMTP)” field, enter 587 and mark the box “This server requires an encrypted connection (TLS)”.For both POP and IMAP, you also have to enable the option “My outgoing mail server requires authentication” from the Outgoing Server tab.You can also change the server timeouts period: this defines the time interval for which Outlook will wait to establish a mail connection, before triggering a connection error. The slower your Internet connection is, the greater period you should put.
The “Delivery” options are not important for an Outlook mail account: no matter what you would change here, mail will always keep a copy of each email on the mail server.
- When you are done setting up your Outlook mail advanced settings, click on OK to return to the Outlook mail account window.
To verify your Outlook mail setup, click on the “Test Account Settings” button: this will make Outlook to attempt to login to your mail account and to send & receive an Outlook test email. If the test will succeed, you will notice the test email in your Outlook Inbox folder. If the test fails, Outlook will prompt you with the error messages – most likely, you didn’t setup the correct server settings or the mail password is wrong.