Configure Live Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo or AOL

Do you have a mail account at Live Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo! or AOL? This guide contains settings and instructions how to configure Outlook with those email providers.
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Account setting dialogs
Most of the information can be set in the main "Add New E-mail Account" dialog but for either account you'll also need to modify more advanced settings by pressing the "More Settings…" button. The settings below are sorted by the dialog that you need to access. If you are having problems finding out where to put in which information, look at the numbers in front of the settings and you can find them back in the screenshots section at the bottom of this document.

Live Hotmail
Windows Live Hotmail offers access via special Outlook Connector software, which provides a two-way sync for mail, contacts and calendar, and access via POP3 for paid accounts and free accounts in most countries. Outlook Connector Download and install the Outlook Connector from the location below; Download: Outlook Hotmail Connector 32-bit Download: Outlook Hotmail Connector 64-bit Note: You will only need to install the 64-bit version when you are using the 64-bit version of Outlook 2010. Start Outlook. If you don't get prompted to add a new account already then choose; Outlook Connector-> Add a New Account… In the screen that pops-up you'll have to provide your:

com) Your Windows Live ID password Advanced (optional) 4 Account name 5 Reply Email POP3 The display name for your account.1 Name: 2 E-mail address: 3 Password: The display name you'd like others to see. Your Windows Live ID in full (yourname@hotmail.live. Add New E-mail Account dialog 1 Your Name: 2 E-mail Address: 3 Account Type: 4 Incoming mail server: 5 Outgoing mail server: 6 User Name: 7 Password: 8 Remember password 9 Require logon using Secure Password Authentication (SPA) The display name you'd like others to see. Your Windows Live ID in full (yourname@hotmail.com Your Windows Live ID in full (yourname@hotmail. You can specify an alternative address here to which replies will be sent when people reply to your messages.live.com smtp.com or yourname@live.com) POP3 pop3.com) Your Windows Live ID password optional disabled More Settings: Outgoing Server tab 10 11 My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication: Use same settings as my incoming mail server: enabled enabled More Settings: Advanced tab 12 Incoming server (POP3): 13 This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL): 14 Outgoing server (SMTP): 15 Use the following type of encrypted connection: 16 Leave a copy of messages on the server 995 enabled 587 (for some it will be port 25 or 995) SSL or TLS optional . This name is used in your folder list.com or yourname@live.com or yourname@live. in your account settings and when selecting your sending account when composing a message.

. When you send via the SMTP server of Gmail.com or yourname@yourdomain.com when using Gmail Apps) IMAP imap. your Gmail address in full (yourname@gmail. then your Sent Items are automatically placed there.com when using Gmail Apps) Your Gmail password optional disabled More Settings: Outgoing Server tab 10 11 My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication: Use same settings as my incoming mail server: enabled enabled More Settings: Advanced tab 12 13 14 15 Incoming server (IMAP): Use the following type of encrypted connection: Outgoing server (SMTP): Use the following type of encrypted connection: 993 SSL 465 (SSL) or 587 (TLS) SSL or TLS Don't set Outlook to save the sent items in the Sent Items folder of the IMAP account or you'll end up with duplicates.com or yourname@yourdomain. To do this.gmail. IMAP Add New E-mail Account dialog 1 Your Name: 2 E-mail Address: 3 Account Type: 4 Incoming mail server: 5 Outgoing mail server: 6 User Name: 7 Password: 8 Remember password 9 Require logon using Secure Password Authentication (SPA) The display name you'd like others to see.Gmail GMail offers access via IMAP and POP3 but you must first enable this.com your Gmail address in full (yourname@gmail.gmail. If you are restricted to using another SMTP server (from your ISP for example). then you would still need to configure your account to save to the Sent Items folder. logon to your Gmail account and press Settings at the top of your screen.com smtp. In the new page that load click "Forwarding and POP/IMAP".

gmail.gmail.com smtp.POP3 Add New E-mail Account dialog 1 Your Name: 2 E-mail Address: 3 Account Type: 4 Incoming mail server: 5 Outgoing mail server: 6 User Name: 7 Password: 8 Remember password 9 Require logon using Secure Password Authentication (SPA) The display name you'd like others to see.com when using Google Apps) POP3 pop.com or yourname@yourdomain.com when using Google Apps) Your Gmail password optional disabled More Settings: Outgoing Server tab 10 11 My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication: Use same settings as my incoming mail server: enabled enabled More Settings: Advanced tab 12 Incoming server (POP3): 13 Use the following type of encrypted connection: 14 Outgoing server (SMTP): 15 Use the following type of encrypted connection: 16 Leave a copy of messages on the server 995 SSL 465 (SSL) or 587 (TLS) SSL or TLS disabled (Gmail holds a copy already by default) . your Gmail address in full (yourname@gmail.com or yourname@yourdomain.com your Gmail address in full (yourname@gmail.

com plus.smtp.mail. POP3 Add New E-mail Account dialog 1 Your Name: 2 E-mail Address: 3 Account Type: 4 Incoming mail server: 5 Outgoing mail server: 6 User Name: 7 Password: 8 Remember password The display name you'd like others to see.com) POP3 plus.com your Yahoo! address in full (yourname@yahoo. your Yahoo! address in full (yourname@yahoo.pop.mail.yahoo.yahoo.com) Your Yahoo! password optional 9 Require logon using Secure Password Authentication disabled (SPA) More Settings: Outgoing Server tab 10 11 My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication: Use same settings as my incoming mail server: enabled enabled More Settings: Advanced tab 12 Incoming server (POP3): 13 Use the following type of encrypted connection: 14 Outgoing server (SMTP): 15 Use the following type of encrypted connection: 16 Leave a copy of messages on the server 995 SSL 465 (SSL) or 25 (none) or 587 (none) SSL or none optional .Yahoo! Yahoo! offers POP3 access but only if you have a paid subscription to Yahoo! Mail Plus.

com) IMAP imap.aim.com smtp.com your AOL or AIM screen name (so without @aol.com or yourname@aim. your AOL or AIM address in full (yourname@aol. IMAP Add New E-mail Account dialog 1 Your Name: 2 E-mail Address: The display name you'd like others to see. It makes a difference whether you have an AOL address or an AIM address.com or @aim.aim. your AOL or AIM address in full (yourname@aol.com behind it) Your AOL or AIM password optional disabled 3 Account Type: 4 Incoming mail server: 5 Outgoing mail server: 6 User Name: 7 Password: 8 Remember password 9 Require logon using Secure Password Authentication (SPA) More Settings: Outgoing Server tab 10 11 My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication: Use same settings as my incoming mail server: enabled enabled More Settings: Advanced tab 12 13 14 15 POP3 1 Your Name: 2 E-mail Address: The display name you'd like others to see.com or imap.com or Incoming server (IMAP): Use the following type of encrypted connection: Outgoing server (SMTP): Use the following type of encrypted connection: 143 none 587 none .AOL AOL offers both POP3 and IMAP access.com or smtp.aol.aol.

aim.yourname@aim.com or @aim.aim.com or smtp.com) 3 Account Type: 4 Incoming mail server: 5 Outgoing mail server: 6 User Name: POP3 pop.aol.com or pop.aol.com smtp.com behind it) Your AOL or AIM password optional disabled 7 Password: 8 Remember password 9 Require logon using Secure Password Authentication (SPA) More Settings: Outgoing Server tab 10 11 My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication: Use same settings as my incoming mail server: enabled enabled More Settings: Advanced tab 12 13 14 15 16 Incoming server (POP3): Use the following type of encrypted connection: Outgoing server (SMTP): Use the following type of encrypted connection: Leave a copy of messages on the server 110 none 587 none optional .com your AOL or AIM screen name (so without @aol.

press the More Settings… button . After setting the main account settings. The numbers in the screenshots correspond with the numbers in the tables with the settings above.Screenshots Below you'll find screenshots of the account configuration screens.

Configure Authentication .

Advanced IMAP settings .

Advanced POP3 settings Single screen configuration for the Outlook Connector .

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