Microsoft launched the Outlook.com email service a week ago and it featured lots of advancement over old Windows Live email. The functionality has been enhanced in many ways that will make it near competitor for Google email service- Gmail. If you see both the services together you will find many similarities. Microsoft has this time allowed bigger attachments, email filtering using tags, improvised user interface and junk email management.

When it comes to configuring Outlook.com email on Outlook desktop client or other email client like Mozilla Thunderbird, Android email client [ as no outlook.com app is available]. There is no IMAP functionally which is the priority based sync system for email and suggested as best email technology. You can only configure POP3 function to have outlook.com on any email client. Configuring POP3 on email client is an easy procedure you just need to know the right settings. Here, we are providing the settings details and how to configure it on the email client process.

outlook.com email settings

Outlook.com POP3 configuration for mobile email clients:

Incoming mail server: pop3.live.com

Outgoing mail server: smtp.live.com

Username: your email id like [email protected] or custom email like [email protected]

Password: your password for email

Port settings:

SSL connection Incoming server port number: 995

Outgoing SMTP server port number: 587

How to configure Outlook.com email on Outlook 2010 or Mozilla Thunderbird

Step 1: Open Client and click “Add Email account” . Select “Manually configure server settings”.

Step 2: Now provide details like Name, Outlook.com email ID and password. Enter “Pop3.live.com” in box beside the incoming mail server. For outgoing mail server fill up “smtp.live.com”.

 

Step 3: Click “More Settings” button on the bottom of Window as shown above. You will be provided with a Setting box, Click on the advanced tab. Check the box saying “This server requires an encrypted connection SSL”. Now, enter the Incoming server port number as 995 and outgoing as 587[ this is very similar if you have configured Gmail pop on Outlook client]. Press “OK”.

Outlook.com POP3 mail settings

Step 4: You will be returned to the previous configuration window. Click “Next” and then check if the account is working.

You have successfully configured the Outlook.com email on Outlook 2010 or any similar desktop email client. Please ensure that you check “Leave a Copy on server” else all email from the server will be deleted after downloading. The setting is similar if you are configuring Mozilla Thunderbird or Outlook client on Mac OS X. This will create a backup of all the emails on your Outlook.com email on your PC. You will have to check the Email manually by pressing “Send/Receive” email button on the email client.


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