April 10th, 2014
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In this blog, we will know the various methods to configure IMAP account in Outlook 2016 or 2013 and 2010. Follow to the end.
User can set up Outlook to access email accounts, import messages, and labels, manage emails, and even send messages using Internet Messaging Access Protocol (IMAP). Outlook’s Auto Account Setup, configure webmail account as an IMAP account. So when mailbox supports both IMAP and POP3 connections, it will get configured as an IMAP account.
In the next part, there are some manual methods for different versions to configure the IMAP account in Outlook. Follow those methods carefully, and surely you will get configured your IMAP account in MS Outlook.
While Configuring IMAP Account in Microsoft Outlook, you have two different methods to set up an account; where sometimes it is automatically detected and sometime we have to set it up manually.
User must have to know their email address, password, incoming mail server name, and outgoing mail server name that is provided by their Internet Service Provider (ISP), to complete this setup. Now follow the steps below to perform this action:
Step 1: Open MS Outlook and choose the ‘File‘ tab.
Step 2: In the ‘Info‘ category, select ‘Account Settings > Account Settings‘ in the dropdown.
Step 3: On the ‘Email‘ tab, select ‘New‘.
Step 4: In the ‘Add New Account‘ dialog box, configure the following settings in the ‘Email Account‘ section under ‘Auto Account Setup‘: Type your full name, email address and password in the appropriate boxes.
Note: Your ISP provides this information.
Note: If the above process fails, the ‘Auto Account Setup‘ feature tries to connect by using a connection that is not encrypted. If this method also fails, then the account must be configured with other manual ways.
To set up IMAP email follow the steps below:
Step 1: Select ‘Manual setup or additional server types‘ > ‘Next‘.
Step 2: Select ‘POP or IMAP‘ > ‘Next‘.
Step 3: Under User Information, configure the following setting:
Step 4: Below the ‘Server Information‘, click the type of email account such as if you select ‘POP3‘ or ‘IMAP‘ in the ‘Account Type‘, configure the following setting:
Step 5: Below Logon information, configure the following settings:
Step 6: If Internet Service Provider requires it, click to select the ‘Require logon by using Secure Password Authentication (SPA)‘ checkbox to log on by using Secure Password Authentication.
Step 7: Select ‘Test Account Settings‘, and when you select ‘Test Account Settings‘, the following process occurs:
Step 8: Select ‘Next‘ > ‘Finish‘.
To set up an Internet mail account in Outlook 2010 follow the steps below:
Step 1: Open MS Outlook and in the ‘File‘ tab, click ‘Info‘ >> ‘Account Settings‘ and select Account Settings from the list.
Step 2: In the ‘E-mail‘ tab, click ‘New‘ and Select Email Account, click ‘Next‘.
Step 3: Click to select the Manually configure server settings or additional server types checkbox, and then click ‘Next‘.
Step 4: Click ‘Internet E-Mail‘ >> ‘Next‘.
Step 5: Inside the Server Information section, select IMAP for Account Type.
Step 6: Now, enter your name, e-mail address, user (account) name exactly as you want it to appear to recipients and password, in the appropriate boxes.
Step 7: In the Incoming and Outgoing mail server boxes, type ‘imap.rediffmailpro.com‘ and ‘smtp.rediffmailpro.com‘.
Note: Before clicking Next please click More Settings and make sure that the settings are the ones as shown in the next steps.
Step 8: In the ‘General‘ tab, enter your name and a reply email address. Generally, this is the same as your email address.
Step 9: Click the ‘Outgoing Server‘ tab. If you are using this service’s server for sending an email, select the option: ‘My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication‘.
Step 10: Click the ‘Advanced‘ tab and verify that the port numbers are set to Incoming = 143 and Outgoing 587.
Step 11: To sync sent emails, select ‘Sent items‘ tab.
Step 12: Enable the option ‘Save sent items in the following folder on the server‘.
Step 13: Click ‘Sent‘ folder to save your sent mails.
Step 14: Click ‘OK‘ >> ‘Finish‘.
Step 15: Now click ‘Next‘ when you’ve finished entering these details.
Step 16: Outlook will now test the settings you’ve entered. Click ‘Close‘.
Step 17: Click the ‘Send/Receive‘ button (it’s at the top left side of the Outlook 2010 window) and your email will download to your mailbox.
In this following blog, we have suggested some best manual methods to configure IMAP account in Outlook 2016 or 2013 and 2010. Try above methods according to MS Outlook versions and hopefully you will be able to configure your IMAP account. Once again I will say, to perform those methods, a user will need to know their email address, password, incoming mail server name, and outgoing mail server name which will be provided by their Internet Service Provider.