Configuring Outlook for IMAP Email Access


Configuring Outlook for IMAP facilitates direct access to your emails from the email server, eliminating the need to download them to your local computer. This detailed guide provides step-by-step instructions to assist you in setting up Outlook for IMAP seamlessly.

Step-by-Step Guide:

Step 1: Open Control Panel

Commence by clicking on the Start menu and initiating a search for "Control Panel."
Access the Control Panel from the search results.

Step 2: Access Mail Settings

Within the Control Panel, locate and open the "Mail" settings.

Step 3: Add New Profile

Inside the Mail settings, locate and click on "Profiles" or "Email Accounts."
Initiate the creation of a new profile dedicated to your Outlook account.

Step 4: Choose Email Service

Select "IMAP" as the designated email service for configuration.

Step 5: Enter Account Details

Provide the necessary information, including your name, email address, incoming server (, outgoing server (, username (your email address), and account password.

Step 6: More Settings

Navigate to "More Settings" and access the "Outgoing Server" tab.

Step 7: Configure Outgoing Server

Enable the option that states "My outgoing server requires authentication."

Step 8: Advanced Settings

Click on the "Advanced" tab and input the following details:
- Incoming server (IMAP): Port 993
- Outgoing server (SMTP): Port 465

Step 9: Save Settings

Click "OK" to save the configured settings.

Step 10: Completion

Review all the steps meticulously to ensure accuracy, then click "Finish" to complete the configuration.


By following these comprehensive steps, you will successfully configure Outlook for IMAP, granting you direct access to emails from the email server without the necessity of downloading them to your local computer.