Adding connected POP/IMAP accounts in Hotmail/Outlook.com

This guide is designed to show LCN web hosting, WordPress hosting and Email hosting customers how to set up an email address as a connected POP or IMAP account in Hotmail/Outlook.com.

Before you start you’ll need to have set up an email address in your LCN account. You can learn how to do this here.

Let’s get started…

  1. Log in to your Outlook.com/Hotmail account.
  2. Select the cog icon towards the top-right of the page.
  3. Select Options from the drop-down menu.
  4. Select Connected Account from the Accounts section of the options menu in the left column of the page.
  5. Under the option Add a connected account select Other email accounts.
  6. You'll then be prompted to enter the following settings:

    • Display Name: This name will be displayed on outgoing messages you send from the account.
    • Email Address: Enter the full email address that you want to connect.
    • Password: Enter the password for the email address here.

  7. Tick the option Manually configure account settings, then select OK
  8. Select the type of connection that you want to use for your account:

    • IMAP/SMTP: The folders for your mailbox will be synced with the LCN mail server.
    • POP/SMTP: Messages will be downloaded from the LCN server and stored in your Outlook.com mailbox. Sent messages and other folders will not be synced with the LCN mail server.
    • SMTP only: Supports outgoing mail only

  9. Enter the following settings to configure the account:

    • Username: Enter your full email address
    • Password: Enter your mailbox password
    • Incoming IMAP/POP server: mail.lcn.com
    • Incoming server port: Enter 993 for IMAP connections, 995 for POP connections
    • Authentication: Basic
    • Encryption: SSL
    • Outgoing SMTP server: mail.lcn.com
    • Outgoing server port: 465

  10. Select OK to complete the process to connect your account.

That’s it, your connected account should now be configured in Outlook.com/Hotmail to send/receive mail.

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