Basic IMAP account settings for Outlook 2016 for Mac

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

Create an IMAP account

Option

Description

Account description

This is how your account is labeled in Outlook. If you have more than one account, be descriptive so you can differentiate between your accounts.

Full name

This is how your name appears in the From field of email messages you send.

Email address

Type your complete email address, such as someone@example.com.

User name

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

Password

This is the password you'll use to access your account. The password is usually case-sensitive.

Incoming server

The incoming mail server for an IMAP account may also be called the IMAP server. For example, if your email provider is example.com, the incoming mail server is likely imap-mail.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-mail.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.

Related information

IMAP account server settings for Outlook 2016 for Mac

Basic Exchange account settings for Outlook 2016 for Mac

Basic POP account settings for Outlook 2016 for Mac

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