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POP, IMAP, and SMTP settings for

If you're trying to add your account to Outlook or another mail app, you might need the POP, IMAP, or SMTP settings. You can find them below or by viewing them in your settings.

Outlook and may be able to detect your account's mailbox settings automatically, but for other non-Microsoft accounts, you may need to contact your email provider for their settings.

If you want to add your account to another email program that supports POP or IMAP, here are the manual server settings you'll need.


  • POP & IMAP access is disabled by default. See the section below on how to enable POP or IMAP access in

  • requires the use of Modern Auth / OAuth2.  Basic auth is in the process of being deprecated from the service.

  • Incoming and outgoing servers are the same.


Your email address


Your Microsoft account password. 
If your password is not being recognized, or if you want to add your account to a smart device like a home security camera, you may need an app password. Learn how to add your account to another mail app or smart device.


IMAP server

IMAP port


IMAP encryption


Authentication Method

OAuth2/Modern Auth


POP server name

POP port


POP encryption


Authentication Method

OAuth2/Modern Auth

SMTP server name

SMTP port


SMTP encryption


Authentication Method

OAuth2/Modern Auth

If you want to use POP or IMAP to access your email in, you'll first need to enable access.

  1. Select Settings , then Email. Since this feature is in the process of being updated, the setting will be in one of two places:

    • Sync Email.

    • Forwarding and IMAP.

      Note: If the feature is in Forwarding and IMAP, select Sign in, and verify your account to forward your email or sync to your devices.

  2. Under POP and IMAP, toggle the slider for Let devices and apps use POP or Let devices and apps use IMAP to ON depending on the account you are enabling.

  3. Select Save.

You may receive a connection error if you configured your account as IMAP in multiple email clients. We’re working on a fix and will update this article when we have more information. For now, try the following workaround:

  1. Go to and sign in using the email address and password of the affected account.

  2. Under Recent activity find the Session Type event that matches the most recent time you received the connection error and click to expand it.

  3. Select This was me to let the system know you authorize the IMAP connection.

  4. Attempt to connect to the account via your IMAP client.

    For more information on how to use the Recent activity page, go to What is the recent activity page?

If you use to access an account that uses a domain other than,, or, you might not be able to sync your accounts using IMAP. To resolve this, remove the connected IMAP account in and reconfigure it as a POP connection. For instructions about how to reconfigure your account to use POP, contact your email account provider.

If you're using a GoDaddy account, follow these instructions to reconfigure your GoDaddy account to use POP. If using POP doesn't resolve your issue, or you need to have IMAP enabled (it's disabled by default), contact GoDaddy support.

See also

Add your other email accounts to

Add an email account to Outlook

What are IMAP and POP?

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