Thursday, February 27, 2014

How To Setup SSL-IMAP In Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft Outlook is an email manager program that is widely used by people all over the world for managing their emails. The application is not just an email client, but also a complete personal manager with a sophisticated calendar capable for storing schedules and meetings, note talking feature and an address book. Here we discuss how a user could configure an SSL-IMAP account in the Outlook program.

  • Open the Outlook email manager program and then click on the Tools menu found at the top of the application window in the menu bar.
  • From the drop down menu that appears, click on the E-mail accounts tab and then click on the option labeled Add a new email account.
  • Click on the Next button and then select the type of email account you wish to create as IMAP.
  • Click on the Next button and then type in your personal details like your full name and email address in the respective fields.
  • Now under the Server information tab in the Outlook setting window, fill in the incoming mail IMAP server information and the outgoing email server details as provided by your email service provider.
  • In the Logon section found in the application window, type in your login credentials like your username and password that you use to login to the IMAP server. Be sure to enter the login credentials correctly. You have a choice, either you can enter your password here or you can enter the password each time you try to login to the IMAP account.
  • Set if your outgoing server requires authentication or not by clicking on the More Settings button and then clicking on the check box found next to the option that says My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication. Usually this option is found inside the Outgoing mail server tab in the window.
  • If the Kerberos password you have is same as the password in the IMAP server, put a check mark in the checkbox found next to the option Use same settings as my incoming mail server.
  • Click on the OK button and then on the Next button followed by the Finish button for saving the changes made in the Outlook setting page.
Now you have completely configured the Outlook email manager program in SSL-IMAP configuration. If you are not able to configure the program by following the simple instructions given above, contact the Outlook support team.

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