Configure Outlook to use IMAP with an Outlook.com account

If you would like to configure Outlook 2013 or 2010 to use your Outlook.com account via IMAP, please follow the steps below.

  1. Click on the File tab in the upper-left corner of the Outlook window.

    Click Ribbon File Tab

  2. Click Add Account.

    Add Account

  3. Select Manual setup or additional server types. Click Next >.

    Manual Setup

  4. Select POP or IMAP. Click Next >.

    POP or IMAP

  5. In the Add Account window:

    • Enter your name and email address.
    • Account Type drop-down - select IMAP.
    • Set Incoming mail server to imap-mail.outlook.com
    • Set Outgoing mail server (SMTP) to smtp-mail.outlook.com
    • Enter your Login information (User Name and Password).

    IMAP Settings

  6. Click More Settings...

    More Settings

  7. Switch to the Outgoing Server tab.

    Outgoing Server

  8. Check My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication.

    Outgoing Server Authentication

  9. Switch to the Advanced tab.

    Advanced tab

  10. In the Server Port Numbers section:

    • Set Incoming server (IMAP) to 993.
    • Use the following type of encrypted connection - select SSL.
    • Set Outgoing server (SMTP) to 587.
    • Use the following type of encrypted connection - select TLS.

    Advanced Settings

  11. Click OK at the bottom of the Internet E-mail settings window.

  12. Click Next> in Add Account window to test and save your account settings.