How to add your LCN Email to Hotmail/Outlook.com

This guide will show you how to set up your email account on Hotmail/Outlook.com. For customers using LCN Web hosting, WordPress hosting, Email hosting or a free mailbox.

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.

Automatic IMAP Setup

  1. Log in to your Outlook.com/Hotmail account.
  2. Select the cog icon towards the top-right of the page.
  3. Select View all Outlook settings located at the bottom right-hand corner.
  4. Select Sync email from the Email section.
  5. Choose 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. Select OK to complete the process to connect your account.

Please note: The account will automatically configure the settings for you. If this step fails, try to manually set up the email account using the instructions below.



Manual Setup

  1. Log in to your Outlook.com/Hotmail account.
  2. Select the cog icon towards the top-right of the page.
  3. Select View all Outlook settings located at the bottom.
  4. Select Sync email from the Email section.
  5. Choose 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. Enter your Username. Your username is your email address.
  9. 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

    Please Note: If you have a free mailbox you can only set up as IMAP and SMTP.


  10. 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, 587, 25 or 26

  11. 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 and/or receive email.

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