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Outlook – IMAP

How to set up a IMAP account in Microsoft Outlook 2013

This article will guide you through configuring your email on Outlook 2013.

The first step to set up your emails is to find and select File

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Next select Accounts Settings, as shown below.

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Once in the Account Settings click New to add a new Email account.

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Tick the box named E-mail Account and click Next >.

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On the Auto Account Setup select the option Manual setup or additional server types then click Next >

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On the next screen select the type of account you are setting up, in this article we are setting up an POP account, so select POP or IMAP from the list and click Next >

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Next we need to enter our server settings as follows:

  • Your name – enter your own name or company name depending on what you would like recipients to see.
  • email address – enter the email address you are setting up
  • Account Type – IMAP
  • Incoming mail server – ghostservices.net
  • Outgoing mailserver (SMTP) – your SMTP server will be ghostservices.net
  • User Name and Password – Your Username and Password are as you have set up in your Online Control Panel

Once you have entered your details click More Settings

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Now we need to enter the outgoing SMTP details, select Outgoing Server from the tabs at the top.

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Tick the box labelled My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication then select the option Use same settings as my incoming server

Once you have entered the details click OK

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Now we have to set the server port numbers. Click on the tab named Advanced

Once you have entered the details click OK (be sure to enable SSL for Incoming and Outgoing server encryption)

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This will take you back to the Account settings page, simply click Next to complete the setup.

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All being well the Test Account Settings box will return a successful connection. If so just click Close to return to and finish the setup.

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And finally just click Finish to complete the setup.

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