Configuring POP3 and IMAP in Outlook (Exchange 2010)



Configuring Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 and 2010 to Connect Mailbox via POP3


  1. Open Outlook.

  2. On the Tools menu, click Account Settings. The Account Settings window is displayed. The E-mail tab is opened by default showing all your set up e-mail accounts (if there any).

  3. Click New. The Add New E-mail Account Wizard starts. You are prompted to Choose E-mail Service.

  4. Select Microsoft Exchange, POP3, IMAP, or HTTP and click Next. The Auto Account Setup Wizard screen is displayed.

  5. Select the Manually configure server settings or additional server types checkbox at the bottom of the Wizard screen, and then click Next. You are prompted to Choose E-mail Service.

  6. Select Internet E-mail, and then click Next. The Internet E-mail Settings window is displayed. Provide the following information in the available fields:

    • Your Name: type in your name that will be shown to your e-mail recipients in the From: field.

    • E-mail Address: email address

    • Account Type: select POP3.

    • Incoming mail server: pop3.hslive.net

    • Outgoing mail server (SMTP): smtp.hslive.net

    • User Name: email address

    • Password: type in your password.

  7. Click More Settings. The multi-tabbed window is displayed.

  8. Move to the Outgoing Server tab, and then select the My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication

    checkbox. Then click Use same settings as my incoming mail server.

  9. Move to the Advanced tab. Advanced properties of your e-mail account are displayed. Configure them as follows:

    • In the drop-down menu located below the Incoming server (POP3) field, select SSL.

    • In the drop-down menu located below the Outgoing server (SMTP) field, select TLS.

  10. Click OK to save your changes.

  11. Click Test Account Settings to check that your account is working. If there is missing or incorrect information, such as your password, you are prompted to supply it or correct it.

  12. After receiving Congratulations! All tests completed successfully, click Close

  13. Click Next, and then click Finish.


    Configuring Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 and 2010 to Connect Mailbox via IMAP


  14. Open Outlook.

  15. On the Tools menu, click Account Settings. The Account Settings window is displayed. The E-mail tab is opened by default showing all your set up e-mail accounts (if there any).

  16. Click New. The Add New E-mail Account Wizard starts. You are prompted to Choose E-mail Service.

  17. Select Microsoft Exchange, POP3, IMAP, or HTTP and click Next. The Auto Account Setup Wizard screen is displayed.

  18. Select the Manually configure server settings or additional server types checkbox at the bottom of the Wizard screen, and then click Next. You are prompted to Choose E-mail Service.

  19. Select Internet E-mail, and then click Next. The Internet E-mail Settings window is displayed. Provide the following information in the available fields:

    • Your Name: type in your name that will be shown to your e-mail recipients in the From: field.

    • E-mail Address: email address

    • Account Type: select IMAP.

    • Incoming mail server: imap.hslive.net

    • Outgoing mail server (SMTP): smtp.hslive.net

    • User Name: email address

    • Password: type in your password.

  20. Click More Settings. The multi-tabbed window is displayed.

  21. Move to the Outgoing Server tab, and then select the My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication

    checkbox. Then click Use same settings as my incoming mail server.

  22. Move to the Advanced tab. Advanced properties of your e-mail account are displayed. Configure them as follows:

    • In the drop-down menu located below the Incoming server (IMAP) field, select SSL.

    • In the drop-down menu located below the Outgoing server (SMTP) field, select TLS.

  23. Click OK to save your changes.

  24. Click Test Account Settings to check that your account is working. If there is missing or incorrect information, such as your password, you are prompted to supply it or correct it.

  25. After receiving Congratulations! All tests completed successfully, click Close

  26. Click Next, and then click Finish.


How to configure Microsoft Outlook Express to connect mailbox via POP3


  1. Start Outlook Express. Choose Tools > Accounts from the menu on the top.

  2. Click Add button and choose Mail.

  3. Display Name: Type your mailbox display name and click Next.

  4. E-mail address: Type your e-mail address and click Next.

  5. Choose My incoming server is a POP3 server from the dropdown box. Fill in mail server information:

    • Incoming mail server: pop3.hslive.net

    • Outgoing mail server: smtp.hslive.net

    • Click Next.

  6. Fill in logon information:

    • Account name: Type your email address

    • Password: Type your mailbox password.

  7. C lick Next, then click Finish.

  8. Select mail account named pop3.hostedservice2.net and click Properties button.

  9. Switch to the Servers tab. In the Outgoing Mail Server check My server requires authentication.

  10. Switch to the Advanced tab. In the Server Port Numbers check both This server requires a secure connection (SSL). Click OK.


How to configure Microsoft Outlook Express to connect mailbox via IMAP


  1. Start Outlook Express. Choose Tools > Accounts from the menu on the top.

  2. Click Add button and choose Mail.

  3. Display Name: Type your mailbox display name and click Next.

  4. E-mail address: Type your e-mail address and click Next.

  5. Choose My incoming server is a IMAP server from the dropdown box. Fill in mail server information:

    • Incoming mail server: imap.hslive.net

    • Outgoing mail server: smtp.hslive.net

    • Click Next.

  6. Fill in logon information:

    • Account name: Type your email address

    • Password: Type your mailbox password.

  7. C lick Next, then click Finish.

  8. Select mail account named imap.hostedservice2.net and click Properties button.

  9. Switch to the Servers tab. In the Outgoing Mail Server check My server requires authentication.

  10. Switch to the Advanced tab. In the Server Port Numbers check both This server requires a secure connection (SSL). Click OK.