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Setting up POP or IMAP in Outlook 2010 – 2016

Setting up POP or IMAP in Outlook 2010 – 2016

Start the Microsoft Outlook program.
Use the Start menu to start Outlook 2010/2013/2016. If you’ve never used Outlook before, it will prompt you to create a new account. In that case, skip ahead to step 2.


If you have previously used Outlook and it doesn’t prompt you, click the File tab, then the Add Account button.
The “Auto Account Setup” window appears.
When this window appears, leave the spaces empty, choose the Manual setup or additional server types option, then click Next.


The “Choose Service” window appears.
Choose Internet E-mail POP or IMAP, then click Next.


The “POP and IMAP Account Settings” window appears.
This is the window where you’ll enter most of your account settings. You want the window to look like this “Your Name” is the name that other people will see when you send them e-mail. It should usually be your real name, such as Bill Gates or Joan of Arc.
Enter your “Email Address”. The address must be the e-mail address of the mailbox you created in your account management control panel.
For “Account Type”, choose IMAP.
Enter for both the “Incoming mail server” and “Outgoing mail server (SMTP)”.
Enter your e-mail address again as the “User Name”. (The user name must be all lowercase).
Type your e-mail password into the “Password” box.
Make sure that “Require logon using Secure Password Authentication (SPA)” is not checked.
Do not click “Test Account Settings” or “Next” yet; they will not work until you complete the next steps.POP Settings

POP Settings

IMAP Settings

View “More Settings”.
Click the More Settings button. A new “Internet E-mail Settings” window appears.


Choose the “Outgoing Server” tab.

In the “Outgoing Server” tab, check My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication and make sure Use same settings as my incoming mail server is selected

Choose the “Advanced” tab.

Click the “Advanced” tab, then change the “Outgoing server (SMTP)” port number from “25” to 587.

Close the “Internet E-mail Settings” window.

Click OK to close the “Internet E-mail Settings” window. The “Add New Account” window will still be visible.


Test the settings.

Click Next. Outlook should tell you that “all tests completed successfully”

Finish the wizard.

If the “Test Account Settings” window is still open, click Close to continue.

Click Finish to finish the wizard.

Setting up POP or IMAP in Outlook 2010 – 2016