Microsoft Outlook 2010 (IMAP & SMTP over SSL)

To configure Microsoft Outlook 2010 to send and receive email with the IMAP 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".

Account information

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.

Set "Account Type" to IMAP.

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.

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.

Set the "Outgoing server (SMTP)" port to 465.

The encryption needs to be "SSL" for the Incoming server and "SSL" for the Outgoing server.

You need to specify the following value in capital letters in the "Root folder path" text field:



Click "OK".

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