Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Instructions For Setting Up Email App That Supports POP3 And SMTP In Outlook.com

Outlook.com is the new rebranded email service from Microsoft. Microsoft rebranded all of their email services ranging from Hotmail, Msn and Live domains to a single central email service provider, Outlook.com. However, the users of old domains will be able to sign in to the Outlook email service using their old email accounts. However, for accessing emails from a POP client, the POP function in Outlook.com must be turned on. If you would like to configure Outlook email in a POP3 email client, follow the simple Outlook setting instructions given below.

  • Open your web browser and then navigate to the Outloook.com home page and sign in to your Outlook email account by providing the login credentials. 
  • Click on the Options icon found in the window and then on the More Mail Settings option found under it. 
  • Click on the option named Connect devices and apps with POP under the Managing your account tab. 
  • Select the option named Enable found under the POP tab. 
  • Click on the Save option found at the bottom of the window for saving the changed settings. 
  • Now use the settings given here in the email app. 
  1. Set the Incoming mail server settings as given below,
  2. Set the server address as pop-mail.outlook.com.
  3. Incoming port as 995
  4. And set the connection type as SSL
  • Set the Outgoing mail server as
  1. Server address as smtp-mail.outlook.com. 
  2. Port as 25 and set it as 587 if the port number 25 is blocked. 
  3. Set the encrypted connection as TLS.
  • In the username field, enter you email address with the domain name and in the password field, enter password of the email account. 
  • Set the option Leave a copy of messages on the server active if you would like to keep the copy of the message in your Outlook inbox even after you have downloaded the message to your app. 
  • However, even if you set up the POP3 mail client to delete emails in the server after download, Outlook will save a copy of the messages in a folder by the name POP until you verify the POP3 delete command.
If you follow the simple instructions given above, you will be able to setup Outlook email in any POP email client. If you would like to know more about the Outlook setting option in POP3 email clients, visit the Outlook.com homepage.

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