I wish to use IMAP instead of POP3.

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How can i setup my email account using IMAP?
asked Mar 5, 2015 in Email Hosting by mpho
What platform do you want to set it up on? PC, Mac or Linux?

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 To configure the Internet email account manually, follow these steps in the Add New Account dialog box:

  • Click the Manually configure server settings or additional server types check box, and then click Next.
  • Click Internet Email, and then click Next.
  • Under User Information, configure the following settings:
  • In the  Your Namebox, type your full name.
  • In the  Email Addressbox, type your full email address.

Under Server Information, click the kind of email account that you have in the Account Type box. If you select  POP3 or IMAP in the  Account Type box, configure the following settings:

  • In the  Incoming Mail Server box, type the name of the server in lowercase letters. The name should be in the form of "mail.contoso.com."
  • In the Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) box, type the name of the outgoing email server in lowercase letters. The name should be in the form of "mail.contoso.com.
  • Click on the More Settings button on the bottom right corner. Click on the Ougoing Mail tab and select "My outgoing mail server requires authentication". Below it will say "Use same settings as my incoming mail server".

Under Logon Information, configure the following settings:

  • In the User Name box, type your user name. The user name is usually the part of your email address to the left of the @ symbol. Some ISPs require the full email address. Therefore, please contact your ISP if this is needed.
  • In the Password box, type the password that your ISP provided.
  • If you want Outlook to remember your email account password, click to select the Remember Password check box.

Click Test Account Settings. When you click Test Account Settings, the following process occurs:

  • The connectivity of the system to the Internet is confirmed.
  • You are logged on to the SMTP server.
  • You are logged on to the IMAP server.
  • If the IMAP server must be logged on to first, Outlook automatically sets the Log on to incoming mail server before sending mail option.
  • A test message is sent. This message explains any changes that Outlook made to the initial setup.

Click Next, and then click Finish.

answered Mar 6, 2015 by AfriDude (43,970 points)
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