Setting up your Email Accounts: Setting up an IMAP or POP Mailbox in Outlook 2016 for Windows

Outlook for Windows

Step 1

Open Outlook 2016. If this is the first time you have opened Outlook you will be directed to the new account wizard. If you already have an account set up, click File, then Add account and skip to step 3.

Step 2

When the Welcome to Outlook 2016 box opens, click Next, then Next again.

Step 3

Select the button marked Manual setup or additional server types then click Next.

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Step 4

Select POP or IMAP, then click Next.

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Step 5

There is a lot of information to fill in on this next screen, let’s look at each section bit by bit.

User Information

  • Your name: This is what most email users will see in their inboxes instead of your email address. Enter your name.
  • E-mail Address: Enter your full email address. This is made up of the mailbox name you chose, an @ symbol and your domain name. myself@mydomain.co.uk for example.

Server Information

  • Account type: Depending on your preferred type of connection, select POP or IMAP from the drop down menu.
  • Incoming mail server: Enter mail.livemail.co.uk.
  • Outgoing mail server (SMTP): Enter smtp.livemail.co.uk.

Logon Information

  • User Name: Enter your full email address. This is made up of the mailbox name you chose, an @ symbol and your domain name. myself@mydomain.co.uk for example.
  • Password: Enter the password you have been given.
  • Remember password: Check this box.
  • Require logon using Secure Password Authentication (SPA): Leave unchecked.

Once completed, the screen should look similar to the following:

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Once you have entered all the information required, click More Settings.

Step 6

Select Use same settings as my incoming mail server.

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Step 7

Click the Advanced tab and enter the following settings:

  • Incoming Server: 993 for IMAP or 995 for POP.
  • Use the following type of encrypted connection: Set to SSL.
  • Outgoing server: Enter 465.
  • Use the following type of encrypted connection: Set to SSL.

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Step 8

Click OK, then Next and Outlook will test the connection.

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When the test is complete click Close, and then click Finish to close the wizard. Outlook 2016 is now configured to send and receive email through your mailbox.