Configuring an IMAP email account with SSL in Outlook 2010 / 2013 / 2016

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This tutorial assumes you've already launched Outlook.

1) To configure your email account with IMAP and SSL, first click the "File" tab.

2) Then click The "Add Account" button.

3) Select "Manual Setup or Additional Server Types" and click Next.

4) Select "POP or IMAP" and then click next.

5) Enter your details in the boxes provided:

Your Name: This is your name as you want it to appear on emails
Email address: This is your email address

Account Type: Select IMAP
Incoming Mail Server: This will be mail.yourdomainname (Eg.
Outgoing Mail Server: This will be mail.yourdomainname (Eg.

User Name: This is your full email address
Password: This is the password you created when setting up the email account

6) Click on "More Settings" and then go to the "Outgoing Server" tab. Tick "My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication".

7) Click the "Advanced" tab and set both "Use the following type of encrypted connection" boxes to "SSL". Check that the incoming server port is 993 and outgoing server port is 465. Then click OK.

8) Click on "Next" and the tests should pass successfully.

9) All finished. You will now be able to send and receive emails.

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