How to set up an email in Outlook 2011 For Mail

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This guide takes you step-by-step through the process of setting up a new email account in Outlook for Mac.

If the Mail account is already set up, but giving errors – then refer to our Troubleshooting guide.

Note: This guide defaults to IMAP and No SSL.

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  1. Launch Outlook for Mac
  2. Select Tools from the top menu bar and then Accounts…
    Outlook Mac email setup

    Add an Account

  3. Select the E-mail Account option.
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    Enter your account information

  4. Enter all the relevant details
    • Ensure that the User Name is the full email address.
    • Choose IMAP or POP according to your preference.
    • Select Override default port.

    IMAP port settings

    • Default setup: incoming 143, outgoing 587
    • If SSL is required: incoming 993, outgoing 465

    POP port settings

    • Default setup: incoming 110, outgoing 587
    • If SSL is required: incoming 995, Outgoing 465
  5. Click Add Account
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  6. All settings should be correct on this screen – choose More Options
    outlook mac setting imap

    Settings for SMTP server

  7. Select User Name and Password for Authentication
  8. Enter in your User name (full email address) and password then select OK
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    You have completed your account setup

  9. Your Outlook mail program should now be set up to send and receive mail.