Basic POP account settings for Outlook 2016 for Mac

For steps on how to use these settings to set up an initial account or add more accounts in the Outlook 2016 for Mac Accounts box, see Set up Outlook on your Mac.

Basic POP account settings

Option

Description

Account description

This is how your account is labeled in Outlook. You can give the account any name that is helpful to you.

Full name

This is how your name appears in the From field of e-mail messages that you send.

Email address

You must type your complete e-mail address, such as someone@example.com.

User name

Depending on your e-mail provider, this is usually either your full e-mail address or the part of your e-mail address before the "@" symbol.

Password

This is the password for your account. Usually this password is usually case-sensitive.

Incoming server

The incoming mail server for a POP account may also be called the POP, or POP3, server. For example, if your email provider is example.com, the incoming mail server is likely pop3.example.com.

Override default port

To be able to edit the port number that follows the server address, select this check box.

Use SSL to connect (recommended)

Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is an encryption technology that helps improve the security of the account.

Outgoing server

This server sends your messages. It may also be called the SMTP server. For example, if your email provider is example.com, the outgoing mail server is likely smtp.example.com.

Override default port

To be able to edit the port number that follows the server address, select this check box.

Use SSL to connect (recommended)

Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is an encryption technology that helps improve the security of the account.

More Options

Click the More Options button to enter authentication for the outgoing server, or to set an unqualified domain.

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