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How to Configure Email on Outlook to Use IMAP

How to Set-up Email on Outlook to use IMAP

Open MS Outlook from your start menu. On the menu bar, click ‘File’

Click the “File” tab. In the “Info” section, click the “+ Add Account” button.


Select “Manual setup or additional server types.


Select “POP or IMAP”. This helps you to use web-based email account.


In the add account window

  • Enter your name and email address.
  • Select Account Type from the drop-down menu- select IMAP.
  • Set Incoming mail server to mail.yourdomainname for instance
  • Set Outgoing mail server (SMTP) to mail.yourdomainname for instance
  • Enter your username and password


Click the .More Settings. button. Click the Outgoing Server tab.


Check the “My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication”. Select “Use same settings as my incoming mail server”. This the setting  for most email services.


Click the Advanced tab.

  • Set Incoming server (IMAP) to 993.

Select SSL as the encrypted connection.

  • Set Outgoing server (SMTP) to 465.

Select SSL as the encrypted connection.


Click Next  once you enter your account settings. Outlook will test your settings this ensures that the server is connected to send and receive messages.

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