POP and IMAP account settings

You can use POP or IMAP to access many different types of accounts, including Microsoft 365 and Outlook.com. If you have an email account with an Internet Service Provider (ISP), you can use one of these two account types to access your email.

If you need server settings or help finding your server settings, click on one of the links below:

Server settings for Hotmail, Outlook.com or Microsoft 365 for business email accounts

Gmail, Yahoo, and other common email server settings

If your email provider isn't listed, contact your ISP's technical support or your email administrator. 

Most accounts use IMAP, but a few may use POP. You'll need a variety of settings before you start to setup your account, including incoming and outgoing mail server names, ports, and SSL settings. 

Use the Manual setup or additional server types option to set up your account

  1. On the POP and IMAP Account Settings page, enter the following information:

    • Your name and email address

    • Account type

    • Incoming mail server

    • Outgoing mail server

    • User Name: This is your full email address

    • Password

  2. Choose More Settings > Outgoing Server and check the box for My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication.

  3. On the Advanced tab, enter the information you received from your email provider or from the POP and IMAP server name reference topic.

  4. Choose OK > Next > Finish.

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