IMAP Settings for Outlook.com

Today I needed to connect to an Outlook.com email account with IMAP, however my email client couldn’t detect the correct configuration.

After some searching, the configuration details below seem to work without any issues, wether you have an Outlook.com address or a custom domain with Outlook.com.

Incoming IMAP

  • Incoming Server: imap-mail.outlook.com
  • Port: 993
  • Encryption: SSL
  • Username: you@outlook.com
  • Password: ********

Outgoing SMTP

  • Outgoing Server: smtp-mail.outlook.com
  • Port: 587
  • Encryption: TLS
  • Username: you@outlook.com
  • Password: ********

Note: It’s important to change the default SMTP port to 587 or 465, otherwise connecting to Outlooks outgoing mail server will fail.

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Author: drewsymo

Developer

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