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Outlook.com - IMAP / SMTP settings

Posted on 2012-08-29
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Last Modified: 2012-09-21
Hi Guys,

Just trying to setup the OSX version of Outlook (the desktop client) using the new "outlook.com" email address (the one that is replacing hotmail).

Now the current settings don't seem to be working:

Incoming Mail Server: imap.outlook.com:993
Outgoing Mail Server: smtp.outlook.com:25

It is trying to connect using SSL and comes back "Login Failed" each time.  I have tried re-entering the user details many times (checked Caps Lock etc) however still the same message.  Searching the googonicles doesn't seem to show up much as it seems all related to the desktop client or business accounts.

If anyone knows the settings or could point me in the correct direction that would be super awesome :)
Question by:MichaelT_
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by:Paul MacDonald
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Check that the SMTP port isn't supposed to be 587.
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Your outlook.com account is actually an Exchange account. You can find the instructions to access it with outlook for mac 2011 on the link below.


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MichaelT_ earned 0 total points
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Managed to get this working by selecting POP then using pop3.live.com:995 and smtp.me.com:25.  Thanks for your help anyway.

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ID: 38421070
Thanks I found the solution after a little bit of research.

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