Outlook 2010 - Creating an IMAP Account

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The following steps will assist you in setting your e-mail account up in Outlook 2010

1. In Outlook 2010, select File / Account Settings / Add and remove accounts or change existing connection settings.

2. Under the E-mail tab, click the New button.

3. Check the Manually configure server settings or additional server types checkbox.

4. Click the Next button.

5. Click the Internet E-mail button.

6. Click the Next button.

7. Enter the following information:

  • Your Name: Enter your first and last name. This is the name that will appear in the From field of messages you send.
  • E-mail Address: Enter your full e-mail address (e.g.: mail@example.com).
  • Account Type: Select IMAP from the drop-down menu.
  • Incoming mail server: mail.yourdomain (e.g.: mail.example.com)
  • Outgoing mail server (SMTP): mail.yourdomain (e.g.: mail.example.com)
  • User Name: Enter your entire email address using lowercase characters (e.g.: mail@example.com).
  • Password: Enter the password for your e-mail account.

8. Check the Remember password checkbox.

9. Select More Settings.

10. Click on the Outgoing Server tab and place a tick in the box labelled My outgoing server requires authentication.

11. Select the Advanced tab.

12. Ensure that the Incoming server (IMAP) port number is 143

13. Change the Outgoing server (SMTP) port number to 587

14. Click OK.

15. Click the Next button. Outlook 2010 will then run a test to ensure that your account settings are correct.

16. Click the Finish button.

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