Add Outlook.com to Outlook for Mac 2011

If you have an Outlook.com (formerly known as Hotmail) account, you can add it to your Outlook for Mac client in just a few steps. All you need to know is your user name and password for Outlook.com.

  1. On the Tools menu, click Accounts.

    Accounts in Tools menu

  2. In the lower-left corner of the Accounts dialog box, click Add  Add an account button , and then click E-mail.

  3. Enter your e-mail address and password, and then click Add Account.

After the account is added, it appears on the left pane of the Accounts dialog, and Outlook begins downloading your messages.

If you have trouble adding the account using the steps above, try configuring it manually. Outlook.com and Outlook 2011 support both POP and IMAP accounts and you can set up Outlook.com as either one of these account types. When setting up manually, you need to enter additional information about your account. Use the information from table below based on the account type:

Fields

POP

IMAP

Incoming server

pop3.live.com

imap-mail.outlook. com

Port for the incoming server

995

993

Outgoing server

smtp.live.com

smtp-mail.outlook.com

Port for the outgoing server

587

587

With POP and IMAP e-mail accounts, e-mail messages are the only items that are synchronized between Outlook and the mail server. Other items that you create in Outlook— such as contacts, calendar events, tasks, and notes— are stored on your computer, not on the mail server.

To delete the account, in the left pane of the Accounts dialog box, select it and then click Delete  Delete .

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