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Configure an IMAP account in Microsoft Office 2016

Last modified: October 8, 2022
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How to setup IMAP email account in Microsoft Outlook 2016

1. Launch your Microsoft Outlook 2016.

2. From Top left menu, click on FILE > make sure that Info is selected on the left> click on Add Account.

imap email account in outlook 2016
imap email account in outlook 2016

3. Enter your full email address > click on “Advanced options” > tick the checkbox “Let me set up my account manually” then Connect.

configure email outlook 2016

4. Choose account type, select IMAP.

choose account type in outlook

5. Enter for Incoming and Outgoing mail server (SMTP).

6. Select “None” under the Encryption method.

7.  Assign Incoming mail server to port 143 and Outgoing mail server (SMTP) port to 587,  click Connect.

incoming and outcoming mail server

8. Enter the password for your email address then Click OK.

internet email outlook

9. Account setup is complete. Lastly, check the checkbox if you want to set up Outlook mobile on your phone then click OK.

account setup is complete

Your email account now is ready to use.

Note: If you wish to edit the Account Setting, you may proceed with the below step

1. File> Account Setting> Double click your email address> More Settings

edit outlook account settings

2. Click on the Outgoing server tab to check on “My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication” as it is our current mail server policy to allow sending from mail clients.

internet email settings outgoing server

3. Click on Advanced tab and you can edit your port setting here.

4. By default, system will select the option “Leave a copy of messages on the server” as a backup. Click OK.

internet email settings advanced

5. After edit click OK, it will return to the Add account setting. Click on Next and click on Close after the Test Account Settings have been done.

test account settings

6. Your email account in Microsoft Outlook 2016 is ready to use.

email account in Microsoft Outlook

Read more here about how to set up POP3 in Microsoft Outlook 2016.

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