Configuring IMAP Email in Microsoft Outlook 2013

Configuring IMAP Email in Microsoft Outlook 2013

This article shows you how to setup Microsoft Outlook 2013 to work with your Webhosting & Email Service email account using IMAP4 and a Secure TLS Encrypted Connection. It focuses on Microsoft Outlook 2013 but these settings are familiar with other versions of Outlook.

1. In Microsoft Outlook 2013, from the File menu, select Add Account
2.  On the Auto Account Setup window select Manually configure server settings or additional server type and then click Next.
3. For the Choose Service select POP or IMAP and then click Next.
4. On the Internet E-mail Settings (IMAP) window, enter your information as follows:

Your Name
Your first and last name

E-mail Address
Your email address

User Name
Your email address, again

Account Type
Select POP3 from the drop down

Incoming mail server

Outgoing mail server (SMTP)

Your email account password

Require logon using Secure Password Authentication (SPA)
Check this box

Once you have filled in all the filed’s, click More Settings…

5. On the Internet E-mail Settings go to the Outgoing Server tab.
6. Select My outgoing (SMTP) requires authentication and leave the default option of Use same settings as my incoming mail server
7. Go to the Advanced tab, and enter the information below:

Incoming server (IMAP)

Use the following type of connection
Select STARTTLS from the drop down

Outgoing server (SMTP)

Use the following type of encrypted connection
Select STARTTLS from the drop down

Once you have completed the filed’s, click OK
8. Back on the Internet E-mail Settings window click Next.
9. Outlook will now test your settings and if they are correct you will see the screen below, if they are not correct go back and correct your settings
10. Click Finish