How to set up an email in Outlook.com

 

This guide takes you step-by-step through the process of setting up a new Hetzner hosted email account using the online Outlook.com mail client.

Note:

  • For Outlook 2016, Outlook 2013, Outlook 2010 or Outlook for Mac, refer to those specific guides.
  • Mail will be received from Hetzner’s server and will be sent using Outlook.com’s server.
  • Replace example.co.za with your domain name.

Set up your email account

  1. Browse to https://outlook.live.com to launch Outlook.com
  2. At top right, select the Settings (cog) icon, then choose Connected accounts
  3. Select Other email accounts
  4. Select either IMAP/SMTP or POP/SMTP connection settings
  5. Complete the empty fields, the select Manually configure… and OK
  6. Complete the settings, making sure that:
    • Username is the full email address
    • Incoming server has mail. before the domain name
    • Incoming server port is 143 (IMAP) or 110 (POP)
    • Authentication is set to Basic
    • Encryption is set to None
    • Click OK
  7. The setup is complete and your mail will be imported from the server.