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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’

HOW TO CONFIGURE EMAIL ON OUTLOOK TO USE IMAPClick the “File” tab. In the “Info” section, click the “+ Add Account” button.

HOW TO CONFIGURE EMAIL ON OUTLOOK TO USE IMAP

Select “Manual setup or additional server types.

HOW TO CONFIGURE EMAIL ON OUTLOOK TO USE IMAP

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

HOW TO CONFIGURE EMAIL ON OUTLOOK TO USE IMAP

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 mail.webcomkenya.com
  • Set Outgoing mail server (SMTP) to mail.yourdomainname for instance mail.webcomkenya.com
  • Enter your username and password

HOW TO CONFIGURE EMAIL ON OUTLOOK TO USE IMAP

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.

HOW TO CONFIGURE EMAIL ON OUTLOOK TO USE IMAP

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.

HOW TO CONFIGURE EMAIL ON OUTLOOK TO USE IMAP

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.

HOW TO CONFIGURE EMAIL ON OUTLOOK TO USE IMAP

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