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How To Set Up An Incoming Mail Server Outlook?

To add your email account in the Outlook email client, you have to know your certain information like account type, incoming and outgoing server names, and the port settings. IMAP and POP are the two ways to access an email account on an email client application. You can use any one of these protocols depending on your requirement. IMAP - All your email messages will be stored in the email server even after you download them on your system. POP - Your email messages will be deleted from the email server after downloading them on your system. The incoming and outgoing mail server settings for some of the email providers are provided below for your reference. Carry out the blow steps to set up an incoming mail server outlook.

incoming mail server outlook

AOL Incoming mail server

Incoming Mail Server

  • Server name - imap.aol.com (IMAP) or pop.aol.com (POP)
  • Port - 993 (IMAP) or 995 (POP)
  • Encryption - SSL/TLS

Outgoing mail server

  • Server name - smtp.aol.com
  • Port - 465
  • Encryption - SSL/TLS

Gmail

Incoming mail server

  • Server name - imap.gmail.com (IMAP) or pop.gmail.com (POP)
  • Port - 993 (IMAP) or 995 (POP)
  • Encryption - SSL/TLS

Outgoing mail server

  • Server name - smtp.gmail.com
  • Port - 465
  • Encryption - SSL/TLS

iCloud

Incoming mail server

  • Server name - imap.mail.me.com (IMAP)
  • Port - 993 (IMAP)
  • Encryption - SSL/TLS

Outgoing mail server

  • Server name - smtp.mail.me.com
  • Port - 587
  • Encryption - STARTTLS

Microsoft 365/Outlook.com/Hotmail.com

Incoming mail server

  • Server name - outlook.office365.com (IMAP/POP)
  • Port - 993 (IMAP) or 995 (POP)
  • Encryption - SSL/TLS

Outgoing mail server

  • Server name - smtp.office365.com
  • Port - 587
  • Encryption - STARTTLS

Yahoo

Incoming mail server

  • Server name - imap.mail.yahoo.com (IMAP) or pop.mail.yahoo.com (POP)
  • Port - 993 (IMAP) or 995 (POP)
  • Encryption - SSL

Outgoing mail server

  • Server name - smtp.mail.yahoo.com
  • Port - 587 or 465
  • Encryption - TLS/STARTTLS or SSL

The instructions to set up your email account in the Outlook 2016 email client are given below.

  • Open Outlook 2016.
  • Go to File and click Info -> Add account.
  • Type your email address, click Advanced Options, and select the ‘Let me set up my account manually’ option.
  • Click the Connect button.
  • Choose your account type.
  • Provide the incoming and outgoing server details and then click Connect.
  • Type the email address and password of your email account in the appropriate fields.
  • Click the OK button.
  • Finally set up the incoming mail server outlook .