Configuring a POP email account in Outlook 2016

  • This video assumes you already have an existing email account created with your host or email provider,
  • … or you’ve created your own in your hosting control panel.
  • Now let’s learn how to configure Outlook with your existing email account using the POP email protocol.
  • Click the File tab…
  • … then click Add Account.
  • Enter the email address you want to setup, then click Advanced Options.
  • Click to set the account up manually, then click Connect.
  • Click the POP option.
  • This is where you have to define your server settings for both your incoming and your outgoing mail.
  • For these settings, you should refer to the documentation where you have your email account setup.
  • Some common server settings are or simply (where is everything after the @ symbol in your email address).
  • Once you know what they should be, enter your incoming server name.
  • Choose whether your server requires an encrypted connection…
  • Then make sure you have the correct incoming mail port number entered.
  • If you chose an encrypted connection, then your incoming port number for the POP protocol should be 995. Otherwise, it should be 110.
  • Next, enter your outgoing server name… again, make sure you check your email documentation for exactly what this should be.
  • Choose your outgoing encryption method.
  • If you choose SSL/TLS encryption (which is recommended in most cases), your port number should be 465 for outgoing mail…
  • … otherwise, port 587 is commonly used for unencrypted outgoing mail.
  • Click Next.
  • Enter the password for your email account, then click Connect.
  • Then click Done.
  • That’s it! We’ve successfully configured Outlook to send and receive email using our email account.
  • This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to configure Outlook with your existing email account using the POP protocol.

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