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This is a guide as to how to set up Outlook (Not Outlook Express or Windows Live Mail) for IMAP. Once you have tested these settings, don't forget to delete the old mail account from your computer. YOU SHOULD NOT MIX IMAP and POP3 on any e-mail account. Make sure you know exactly which edition of Outlook you are using.

Your mail server, both IMAP and SMTP address is mail.yourowndomain.(co.uk/com or whatever)

 

 

Method 1: Microsoft Office Outlook 2010

  1. Start Outlook.
  2. On the File menu, click Info and click Account Settings.
  3. Select Account Settings from the list.
  4. On the E-mail tab, click New and Select Email Account, and then click Next
  5. Click to select the Manually configure server settings or additional server types check box, and then click Next.
  6. Click Internet E-Mail, and then click Next.
  7. In the Server Information section, select IMAP for Account Type.
  8. In the Your Name box, enter your name exactly as you want it to appear to recipients.
  9. In the E-mail Address box, type your e-mail address.
  10. In the User Name box, type your email address again.
  11. In the Password box, type your password.
  12. In the Incoming mail server box, type the name of your IMAP4 server.
  13. In the Outgoing mail server (SMTP) box, type mail.(yourdomain.com/co.uk or whatever. Note IMAP4 is a retrieval protocol. You must have SMTP to send your messages.
  14. Click Next after you have completed entering this configuration information, and then click Finish.

 

Method 2: Microsoft Office Outlook 2007

  1. Start Outlook.
  2. On the Tools menu, click Account Settings.
  3. Click New. Click Microsoft Exchange, POP3, IMAP, or HTTP, and then click Next.
  4. In the Auto Account Setup dialog box, click to select the Manually configure server settings or additional server types check box, and then click Next.
  5. Click Internet E-Mail, and then click Next.
  6. In the Server Information section, select IMAP for Account Type.
  7. In the Your Name box, enter your name exactly as you want it to appear to recipients.
  8. In the E-mail Address box, type your e-mail address. In the User Name box, type your e-mail address again.
  9. In the Password box, type your password. In the Incoming mail server box, type the name of your IMAP4 server.
  10. In the Outgoing mail server (SMTP) box, type the name of your SMTP server. Note IMAP4 is a retrieval protocol. You must have SMTP to send your messages.
  11. Click Next after you have completed entering this configuration information, and then click Finish.

Method 3: Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 and earlier versions of Outlook

  1. Start Outlook.
  2. On the Tools menu, click E-mail Accounts.
  3. Under E-mail Accounts, click Add a new e-mail account, and then click Next.
  4. Click IMAP as the type of account that you are creating, and then click Next.
  5. In the Your Name box, enter your name exactly as you would like it to appear to recipients.
  6. In the E-mail Address box, type your e-mail address.
  7. In the User Name box, type your e-mail address again.
  8. In the Password box, type your password.
  9. In the Incoming mail server (IMAP) box, type the name of your IMAP4 server. In the Outgoing mail server (SMTP) box, type the name of your SMTP server.NOTE: IMAP4 is a retrieval protocol. You need SMTP to send your messages.
  10. Click Next after you have completed entering this configuration information, and then click Finish.