Hotmail account or Outlook.com supports POP or IMAP for setting it up to any mail application. The email servers POP and IMAP are the most common mail protocols. It allows you to access, view, or download messages from your Hotmail into your computer. By using this email, applications will improve the workflow of your Hotmail.
The following are the typical email server setting that you need to know about your Hotmail
POP and IMAP account settings
It can access different accounts, which include the Outlook.com and Office 365. Most of the accounts use IMAP. To start in setting up your account, you will need a variety of settings. It includes the ports, incoming and outgoing mail servers, and SSL settings. All these settings are found in IMAP and POP server.
Setting it up will need the following information:
- Name and email address
- Account type (ex. IMAP)
- Mail server Incoming
- Mail server Outgoing
- Full email address or your username
- Select the More Setting, also select the outgoing server and check the My outgoing server that requires authentication.
- At the Advanced tab, you need to enter the data you receive from your email sent by the POP and IMAP server. The common SSL settings are the following:
- Incoming server 993
- Use the following type converted connection: SSL
- Outgoing server: 465 or 587
- Use the following type converted connection: TLS or SSL
- Select OK button, Next, and Finish buttons.
The general Email settings
In the general email setting, you need to provide the email address, password, your display name, and description to your account.
Incoming Mail server setting
The incoming server is for sending a mail to your email provider or the mail server. You need to provide the Host name, Username, Port, Server Domain, and SSL.
Outgoing Mail Server Setting
The outgoing server is for sending email to your email provider or the mail server. You need to provide the SMTP Host name, SMTP username, SMTP password, and SSL.
Getting an email server is the best option for you to have the chance to access the files even if you are not online. Also, it is not convenient to always using it to read and send emails. Theses alternative server will be the proxy for you to send and receive emails through the mailbox by using the local email software.
The Hotmail is using an HTTP protocol to connect you to another mailbox. Other email software must have the capability, or it should support the HTTP of the Hotmail to access your accounts. Accessing your emails will easier because Hotmail is available in your smartphones or tablets.
IMAP and POP by the Hotmail are accessible in most of the countries. A quick reminder, if you have the two-step authentication and active. You need to provide and use the App password or another password instead of your password.
If you are experiencing some problems with the settings, you need to contact your Hotmail about it because sometimes they make some changes to it.