To configure Microsoft Outlook 2013 to send and receive email with the POP3 or IMAP protocol over SSL, please follow the steps below.

  1. Open Microsoft Outlook 2013.
  2. Choose "File" -> "Info" -> "Add Account".

File - Info - Add Account

3. Select "Manual setup or additional server types" and click "Next".

Manual Setup, etc. - Next

4. Choose "POP or IMAP" and click "Next".


5. In the "Your name" field you should enter the name which you would like to appear on the messages you send.
You need to enter your e-mail address in the "Email Address" field.
For incoming and outgoing mail servers you should use

Enter your username in the "User Name" field. In the "Password" field you need to enter the current password for this particular mailbox.

Leave the "Require logon using Secure Password Authentication (SPA)" option unchecked.

You can leave the "Automatically test account settings when Next is clicked" option checked, in order to easily verify if your configuration is done correctly.

Automatically test account settings

Click "More Settings ...".

6. Mark “My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication option.

My outgoing server option

7. Click on the "Advanced" tab.
Mark the "This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL)" option. The incoming server port will be automatically changed to 995 if you are using POP3 or 993 if you are using IMAP.

Type “587” in the “Outgoing server (SMTP)” box.
Specify "SSL" at the "Use the following type of encrypted connection" setting.

Make your selections under the "Delivery" section on how to treat the messages on the server after they are downloaded on your computer.

Make selections under Delivery

Click "OK".

8. Click "Next". The account settings will be tested. Click "Close" and then "Finish".