Mail setup – MS Outlook

Outlook should autoconfigure itself, requiring only your name, email, and password, as follows:

  1. Add a new mail account. In Outlook 2016, you get to that from FileAdd Account. In older versions, it’s under FileInfoAccount SettingsE-MailNew, or ToolsAccount SettingsNew, or ToolsEmail accountsAdd a new email account.
  2. Enter your name, email address, and the password for your new mailbox.
  3. If asked to “Allow this web site to configure email@domain server settings?”, choose Allow.
  4. After it successfully connects and sends a test message, click Finish.

You should now be able to read and send mail.

However, if for some reason Outlook has trouble with the autoconfigure, you can use these steps to manually configure an IMAP account (which we recommend over POP):

Outlook 2010
  1. Start Outlook.
  2. On the File menu, click Info and click Account Settings.
  3. Select Account Settings from the list.
  4. On the E-mail tab, click New and select Email Account, and then click Next
  5. Click to select the Manually configure server settings or additional server types check box, and then click Next.
  6. Click Internet E-Mail, and then click Next.
  7. In the Server Information section, select IMAP for Account Type, and enter these settings:
    • Your Name: (your name exactly as you want it to appear to recipients)
    • E-mail Address: (your email address)
    • User Name: (your email address again)
    • Password: (your email password)
    • Incoming mail server: mail.electricembers.net
    • Outgoing mail server (SMTP): mail.electricembers.net
  8. Click More Settings…
  9. On the Outgoing Server tab, select My outgoing server requires authentication and Use same settings as my incoming server.
  10. On the Advanced tab, enter these settings under Server port numbers:
    • Incoming server (IMAP): 143
    • Use the following type of encrypted connection: TLS
    • Outgoing server (SMTP): 587
    • Use the following type of encrypted connection: TLS

    Note: If Outlook automatically changes the server port number back after you select TLS, be sure to change it again to the ones given here!

  11. Click OK, then Next, and then click Finish.
Outlook 2007
  1. Start Outlook.
  2. On the Tools menu, click Account Settings.
  3. Click New.
  4. Click Microsoft Exchange, POP3, IMAP, or HTTP, and then click Next.
  5. In the Auto Account Setup dialog box, click to select the Manually configure server settings or additional server types check box, and then click Next.
  6. Click Internet E-Mail, and then click Next.
  7. In the Server Information section, select IMAP for Account Type, and enter these settings:
    • Your Name: (your name exactly as you want it to appear to recipients)
    • E-mail Address: (your email address)
    • User Name: (your email address again)
    • Password: (your email password)
    • Incoming mail server: mail.electricembers.net
    • Outgoing mail server (SMTP): mail.electricembers.net
  8. Click More Settings…
  9. On the Outgoing Server tab, select My outgoing server requires authentication and Use same settings as my incoming server.
  10. On the Advanced tab, enter these settings under Server port numbers:
    • Incoming server (IMAP): 143
    • Use the following type of encrypted connection: TLS
    • Outgoing server (SMTP): 587
    • Use the following type of encrypted connection: TLS

    Note: If Outlook automatically changes the server port number back after you select TLS, be sure to change it again to the ones given here!

  11. Click OK, then Next, and then click Finish.
Outlook 2003 and older
  1. Start Outlook.
  2. On the Tools menu, click E-mail Accounts.
  3. Under E-mail Accounts, click Add a new e-mail account, and then click Next.
  4. Click IMAP as the type of account that you are creating, and then click Next.
  5. Enter these settings:
    • Your Name: (your name exactly as you want it to appear to recipients)
    • E-mail Address: (your email address)
    • User Name: (your email address again)
    • Password: (your email password)
    • Incoming mail server: mail.electricembers.net
    • Outgoing mail server (SMTP): mail.electricembers.net
  6. Click More Settings…
  7. On the Outgoing Server tab, select My outgoing server requires authentication and Use same settings as my incoming server.
  8. On the Advanced tab, enter these settings under Server port numbers:
    • Incoming server (IMAP): 993
    • This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL)
    • Outgoing server (SMTP): 465
    • This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL)
  9. Click OK, then Next, and then click Finish.