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IMAP Setup on MS Outlook

  • Open Control Panel
  • Click the E-MAIL ACCOUNTS button.
  • Under the E-mail tab, click the NEW button to add your account
  • Select MANUALLY CONFIGURE SERVER SETTINGS OR ADDITIONAL SERVER TYPES and then click the NEXT button.
  • Select the POP or IMAP type of account and then click the NEXT button.
  • Add New Account Window:
  • Enter the following settings:
  • Enter Your Name. This is the name that will appear when others receive your e-mail.
  • Enter your e-mail address.
  • Make sure that IMAP is selected from the Account Type drop-down box.
  • Enter Incoming mail server (IE: imap.gmail.com)
  • Enter Outgoing mail server (IE: smtp.gmail.com)
  • Enter your full e-mail address as the User Name
  • Enter the e-mail account’s Password.
  • Check the box for Remember password if you do not want to enter your password every time you check or send mail from this account.
  • Click the MORE SETTINGS button.
  • Select the OUTGOING SERVER tab from the top of the new window that opens.
  • Check the box for MY OUTGOING SERVER (SMTP) REQUIRES AUTHENTICATION and ensure that USE SAME SETTINGS AS MY INCOMING MAIL SERVER is selected.
  • Click the ADVANCED tab at the top of the window.
  • Enter port 993 as the INCOMING SERVER (IMAP) port and ensure that SSL is chosen from the USE THE FOLLOWING TYPE OF ENCRYPTED CONNECTION drop-down box.
  • Enter port 587 as the OUTGOING SERVER (SMTP) port and choose TLS from the drop-down box next to USE THE FOLLOWING TYPE OF ENCRYPTED CONNECTION.
  • Click the OK button to save your settings
  • Click the NEXT button.
  • Test Account Settings Failed = Go through the previous steps and double-check all of your settings in Outlook.
  • Test Account Settings Successful = Click the CLOSE button.
  • Click the FINISH button and close any remaining Mail windows you have opened.
  • You may now open MS Outlook and let it start synching with your account.
Updated on September 21, 2021

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