Server settings you'll need from your email provider

Most email apps like Outlook are able to automatically configure email server settings. If you need server settings or help finding your server settings, click on one of the links below:

Server settings for Outlook.com or Office 365 for business email accounts

Find your Exchange ActiveSync mailbox server settings

Gmail, Yahoo, and other common email server settings

POP and IMAP email settings for Outlook

What server settings do I need from my email provider?

Related links and additional help

Server settings for Outlook.com or Office 365 for business email accounts

If you're asked for server settings when setting up your Outlook.com email account (such as hotmail.com, live.com, msn.com, etc.) use these settings. If you're using an Office 365 for business account, you can find POP and IMAP settings for Office 365 for business here.

Server Settings for Outlook.com

  • Use eas.outlook.com for incoming server settings.

    Note: For Outlook.com IMAP or POP accounts, use imap-mail.outlook.com for IMAP and pop-mail.outlook.com for POP.

  • Use smtp-mail.outlook.com for outgoing SMTP server settings.

  • Incoming Port 993 for IMAP or 995 for POP.

  • Outgoing Port Number 587.

Server Settings for Office 365 for business

  • Use outlook.office365.com for incoming server settings.

  • Use smtp.office365.com for outgoing SMTP server settings.

  • Incoming Port 993 for IMAP or 995 for POP.

  • Outgoing Port Number 587.

Find your Exchange mailbox server settings

If you’re connecting to an Exchange mailbox and not using Office 365 email, or if you aren't sure if you're using Office 365 email, do the following to look up your settings:

  1. Sign in to your account using Outlook Web App. For help signing in, see Sign in to Outlook Web App.

  2. In Outlook Web App, on the toolbar, select Settings Settings icon > Mail > POP and IMAP.

  3. The POP3, IMAP4, and SMTP server name and other settings you may need to enter are listed on the POP and IMAP settings page.

Common email server settings

Many popular email providers such as Gmail, Yahoo!, and others publish server settings online and can be found simply by searching. If you can't find your email provider’s settings online, you will have to contact them directly.

Common email server settings include:

What server settings do I need from my email provider?

To help you get the info you need, we've put together a handy chart of the email server settings you should ask for. You will most likely have to set up your email as an IMAP or POP account as well. What are POP and IMAP? Check with your provider if you’re not sure which to use.

Note: When you use an IMAP or POP account, only your email will sync to your device. Any calendar or contacts associated with that account will be stored only on your local computer.

Follow these instructions to get your email settings:

  1. Print out this page and keep it within reach.

  2. Call your email provider and ask them about the settings in the chart below.

  3. Write down the corresponding email server settings in the empty column.

  4. Return to your email app and enter the information to complete your email setup.

Note: You may only need some of the settings on this list. Find out from your email provider what you will need to access your email on your mobile device.

General Email Settings

Setting

Description

Write Your Setting Here

Example

Email Address

The email address you want to set up.

yourname@contoso.com

Password

The password associated with your email account.

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Display Name

The name you want your email recipients to see.

Mike Rosoft

Description

Add a description of your email account.

Personal, work, etc.

Incoming Mail Server Settings

These settings are for sending email to your email provider's mail server.

Setting

Description

Write Your Setting Here

Example

Host Name

Your incoming mail server name.

outlook.office365.com

Username

The email address you want to set up.

yourname@contoso.com

Port

The port number your incoming mail server uses.

Most use 143 or 993 for IMAP, or 110 or 995 for POP.

Server or Domain

This is your email provider.

yourprovider.com, gmail.com, etc.

SSL?

Is your email encrypted using SSL?

(SSL is enabled by default in the Outlook mobile app)

SSL Enabled

Outgoing Mail Server Settings (SMTP)

These settings are for sending email to your email provider's mail server.

Setting

Description

Write Your Setting Here

Example

SMTP Host Name

Outgoing mail server name. Most often smtp.yourprovider.com

smtp.office365.com

SMTP Username

The email address you want to set up.

yourname@contoso.com

SMTP Password

The password associated with your email account.

--------

SSL?

Is your email encrypted using SSL?

(SSL is enabled by default in the Outlook mobile app)

SSL Enabled

Still having trouble? We're listening.

  • If you're using an email provider such as Gmail, Yahoo, etc. Contact them for help in setting up your email account.

    See Troubleshoot email setup on mobile Outlook mobile apps or check the server status of Outlook.com.

  • If you have a work or school account that uses Office 365 for business or Exchange-based accounts, talk to your Office 365 admin or technical support.

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