Set up IMAP – Microsoft Outlook 2007

The following article below will demonstrate how to setup a IMAP account with Outlook 2007.
1. Open Outlook 2007 and select Tools, Account Settings, and on the Email tab, click the New button
2. Select Manually configure server settings or additional server types and click Next
3. Make sure that the Internet E-mail radio button is selected, and click Next to enter the following information:

  • Your Name: First and Last Name (This is the name your recipients will see when you send mail)
  • Email Address: Your Full Email Address (This is the Email address your recipients will see)
  • Account Type: IMAP
  • Incoming Server:
  • Outgoing server:
  • Username: Your full email address (e.g.,
  • Password: Your email account password

4. Click on More Settings… Then on the Outgoing Server tab. Check the box My Outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication and Use same settings as my incoming mail server
5.  Click the Advanced tab. In both of the Use the following type of encrypted connection drop-down menus, select SSL. For the Incoming Server port enter 993 and for the Outgoing Server port enter 465
6. Click OK, Next, and then click Finish. Click the Close button and that’s it; you’re all done!

*Note: Using SSL (Secure Sockets Layer): SSL provides additional security to your E-mail communication. SSL encrypts your messages between your E-mail client and our servers. SSL is optional. The addresses provided will not work without SSL turned on. If you decide not to use SSL, please change your incoming server to using port 143 and the outgoing server to using port 25, 587, or 8025

IMAP Folders
Folders should sync automatically with an IMAP account; however, if you have added folders in Webmail and they are not showing in Outlook, perform the following steps:

1. Select Tools, IMAP Folders and then click on Query
2. Select the newly added folder(s), and click Subscribe and then OK (You may need to Restart Outlook to update the folder list

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