Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2010 for IMAP Email

Here are step-by-step instructions for configuring Microsoft Outlook 2010
for use with mail servers using the IMAP protocol:

  1. In Outlook 2010, go to the File menu, and click the
    "Add Account" button.

  2. Choose "Manually configure server settings or additional server types",
    then click the "Next" button.

  3. Choose "Internet email",
    then click the "Next" button.

  4. Enter your full name and email address (e.g. "" or
    "") in the "User Information" section.
    Choose "IMAP" for the account type, and enter
    "" for the incoming mail server and
    "" for the outgoing mail server
    in the "Server Information" secton.
    Enter your user name (note that this may not be the same as the part
    before the "@" sign in your email address) and your password
    in the "Logon Information" section and, optionally, check
    "Remember password" so you won’t have to retype your password
    every time you connect to the server.
    Once you have filled out these fields, click the
    "More Settings" button.

  5. Click on the "Outgoing Server" tab, and check
    "My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication".

  6. Click on the "Advanced" tab, then do the following:
    Choose "TLS" for the type of encrypted connection. in the
    "Incoming Server (IMAP)" section.
    Enter "587" in the "Outgoing server (SMTP)" port field.
    Choose "TLS" for the type of encrypted connection in the
    "Outgoing Server (SMTP)" section.
    Enter "mail" in the "Root folder path" field
    in the "Folders" section.
    When you have completed these entries, click the "OK" button.

  7. Click the "Next" button to test the account settings
    and set up the account.

  8. Outlook will test the account settings. You should see a status of
    "Completed" for both tests, after which you can click the
    "Close" button.

  9. If all has gone well to this point, click the "Finish" button.
    You are now ready to use your email account with Outlook 2010.

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