Hotmail Server Settings | Hotmail IMAP and SMTP Settings

Hotmail mail IMAP setting

             Basically, Hotmail is a Webmail service which users can access it from any web browser sitting in any corner in the world with an internet connection, with the username and password to access the Hotmail account is known. In 1997, Hotmail was acquired by Microsoft and launched it as MSN Hotmail, later it was rebranded to Windows Live Hotmail. Later, it was replaced by Outlook.com in 2013. Hotmail can be setup with any mail apps that supports IMAP. Incoming servers are referred by Hotmail IMAP servers. Here, we will look about the Hotmail mail IMAP setting.

The steps required for Hotmail mail IMAP setting are as follows:

  1. Set server address as imap-mail.outlook.com
  2. Put your full Outlook.com email address as your User name
  3. Put your com password as password
  4. Set port to 993
  5. Set TLS/SSL encryption required to yes

Hotmail mail SMTP setting

          Hotmail SMTP server setting is required if one wants to set up Hotmail account in an email client smartphones or any other computers. SMTP server settings tells the program that where it should send your outbound mail, the security type needed while connecting, and your authorization information data required for the transaction if you are setting up the email client. Let us see about the Hotmail mail SMTP setting.

The steps required for Hotmail mail IMAP setting are as follows:

  1. Set server address as smtp-mail.outlook.com
  2. Put your full Outlook.com email address as your User name
  3. Put your com password as password
  4. Set port to 587
  5. Set SMTP TLS/SSL encryption required to yes

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Now, here is the detailed step by step instruction for setting up Hotmail mail using IMAP and SMTP in windows:

  1. First, click on the File tab which is in the upper-left corner of the Outlook window.
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  2. Click on Add Account.
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  3. Choose Manual setup or additional server types. Click Next >.
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  4. Choose POP or IMAP. Click Next >.
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  5. In the Add Account window:
    – Enter your name and email address.
    – Account Type drop-down – select IMAP.
    – Set Incoming mail server to imap-mail.outlook.com
    – Set Outgoing mail server (SMTP)to smtp-mail.outlook.com
    – Enter your Login information (User Name and Password).
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  6. Click More Settings…
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  7. Switch to the Outgoing Server
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  8. Now, Check My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication.
  9. Now, Switch to the Advanced
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  10. In the Server Port Number section:
    – Set Incoming server (IMAP)to 993.
    – Use the following type of encrypted connection– select SSL.
    – Set Outgoing server (SMTP)to 587.
    – Use the following type of encrypted connection– select TLS.
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  11. Click OK located at the bottom of the Internet E-mail settings
  12. Lastly, Click Next>in Add Account window for testing and saving your account settings.

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