How to setup an IMAP email account in Outlook 2013 / 2016

After creating your email account on the control panel you may want to set it up on your computer. The steps outlined below will help you to do that.

  1. Open Outlook 2016. If you see a welcome screen, select 'Next > Yes'.
  2. Select 'File > Add Account'.
  3. Select 'Manual setup or additional server types'.
  4. Select 'IMAP > Next'.
  5. Fill in your name as you want recipients to see it.
  6. Fill in your email address.
  7. Select 'IMAP' as the 'Account Type'.
  8. Incoming Mail Server: Enter 'mail.yourdomain.co.za' (Replace yourdomain.co.za with your actual domain name).
  9. Outgoing Mail Server(SMTP): Enter 'mail.yourdomain.co.za' (Replace yourdomain.co.za with your actual domain name).
  10. User Name: Your full email address.
  11. Password: Your email address password.
  12. Tick 'Remember password'.
  13. Click 'More Settings'.
  14. Select 'Outgoing Server'.
  15. Tick the first box 'My outgoing server requires authentication'.
  16. Click the 'Advanced' tab and set the Outgoing port to 587.
  17. Click 'OK'.
  18. Click 'Next' and 'Finish'.

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