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Set up an IMAP email client account for Outlook webmail
A few months ago, Microsoft introduced IMAP support for their Outlook webmail service. This makes things easier for those organisations and users who are using an IMAP-based email client for accessing their accounts. Now, they can add their Outlook webmail account easily to set up an IMAP client account.
If you are doing this in the Outlook email client, then things are much easier. You need to use the Manual Account setup though to set up the IMAP account. Just proceed as follows.
When you launch the account set up wizard in Outlook 2013, skip the first text fields you see there, and select the manual set up option and then, click Next. Now, select the option POP or IMAP in the next step. In the text fields that you see in the next step, you need to enter details like your display name for the account, email address, Outlook webmail IMAP server details, account username and password.
For Incoming Sever Address, enter imap-mail.outlook.com. For Outgoing Server Address, enter smtp-mail.outlook.com. Now, click on the More Settings button you see there and go to the Outgoing Server tab. There, select the option for enabling the mail server authentication. Set the same setting for the Incoming Server by clicking the option shown below this one.
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Now, go to the Advanced tab. Here, you need to set up the security settings for the account. For the Incoming Server, set the SSL option. For the Outgoing Server, set this as TLS. The port numbers for the Outgoing and Incoming Servers should be 587 and 993 respectively. Set the Email Purge options shown according to your requirements. Click OK to save these settings.
You will now be back in the account setup wizard. Set the account syncing settings you see there to sync Outlook account to the mail client as far back as you want it to be. Setting this to the last 3 or 4 months would be enough in most cases. When you click Next, the account will be set up correctly.
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