Microsoft Outlook 2010 (POP3 & SMTP over SSL)

To configure Microsoft Outlook 2010 to send and receive email with the POP3 protocol over SSL, please follow the steps below. Please replace:

Attention with your email address with your domain name with your server's host name (you can find your server's host name listed in the upper left corner of your Control Panel)


1. Open Microsoft Outlook 2010.

2. Choose "File" -> "Info" -> "Add Account".

Add account

3. Select "Manually configure server settings or additional server types" and click "Next".

Auto account setup

4. Choose "Internet E-mail" and click "Next".

Choose service

5. In the "Your name" field you should enter the name which you would like to appear on the messages you send.
You need to enter your e-mail address in the "E-mail Address" field.
For incoming and outgoing mail servers you should use

Enter in the "User Name" field. In the "Password" field you need to enter the current password for this particular mailbox.

Leave the "Require logon using Secure Password Authentication (SPA)" option unchecked.

You can leave the "Test Account Settings by clicking the Next button" option checked, in order to easily verify if your configuration is done correctly.

The "Deliver new messages to" option allows you to specify if you want the new account to have a new Outlook data file (the default option) or if you prefer to use an existing data file. The second option is useful if you want to receive the messages of multiple pop accounts into a single Outlook folder. If you are unsure, use the default selection.

Internet e-mail settings

Click "More Settings ...".

6. Click on the "Outgoing Server" tab. Mark the "My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication" option and leave the default "Use same settings as my incoming mail server" option selected.

Outgoing Server

7. Click on the "Advanced" tab.
Mark the "This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL)" option. The incoming server port will be automatically changed to 995.
Set the "Outgoing server (SMTP)" port to 587.
Specify "TLS" at the "Use the following type of encrypted connection" setting.

Make your selections under the "Delivery" section on how to treat the messages on the server after they are downloaded on your computer.

Advanced settings

Click "OK".

8. Click "Next". The account settings will be tested. Click "Close" and then "Finish".

Attention You may miss some e-mail messages if you use POP3 to access a mailbox that has SpamAssassin enabled for it. Please read our Possible issues when using POP3 and SpamAssassin article for more information.