OK, folks there are a lot of different versions of Outlook “out there” and this one is specific to Microsoft’s Outlook.com. If you are looking for old school outlook email setup and configuration settings click here. Note: these settings are specific to my hosting plan but you should find this useful in most situations, just understand you should use the settings provided by your ISP and they should look something like this:
Mail Server Username: name+yourwebaddress.com
Incoming Mail Server: mail.yourwebaddress.com
Incoming Mail Server: (SSL) rsb23.rhostbh.com
Outgoing Mail Server: mail.yourwebaddress.com (server requires authentication) port 26
Outgoing Mail Server: (SSL) rsb23.rhostbh.com (server requires authentication) port 465
Supported Incoming Mail Protocols: POP3, POP3S (SSL/TLS), IMAP, IMAPS (SSL/TLS)
Supported Outgoing Mail Protocols: SMTP, SMTPS (SSL/TLS)
You only need the Mail Server Username, Password, and an Incoming and Outgoing Mail Server address and port to configure an email address. In this example, you have two options for incoming and outgoing mail servers. Plain vanilla which in this case is mail.webaddress.com and SSL (which I’ve highlighted in Red) use these settings if you want the added security of having your email communications encrypted to the mail server. Please note that these settings are for example only yours will certainly be unique to your email address.
In this case since security has become more of an issue as of late, we are going to use the Secured SSL Settings for mail setup for “firstname.lastname@example.org” on Outlook.com
Step 1) The first thing is to log into your account (or create it if you don’t have one.)
Step 2) Once you’ve logged in click on the more mail settings, you should see a page with a number of options on it choose “Sending/receiving email from other accounts”
Step 3) Enter a convenient name for the account, the email address and password. Then and this is really important click the “Advanced options.” Do Not Click The Next Button. I repeat DO NOT CLICK THE NEXT BUTTON. If you do it will try to make your life convenient for you and I know of no better way to make people genuinely miserable than that.
Step 4) Once you click the next button you will be given a page where you can enter your email login and server information. Copy and paste the information provided into the appropriate space. Note do you use your email address for your login they are not “necessarily” the same. Use the port settings I’ve provided unless otherwise specified by your ISP.
Click the next button and you should see something like this. Add a sub folder (or not) and click the button and cross your fingers that your router isn’t blocking any ports.