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  1. When you first open Outlook, it will provide a "Welcome to Outlook 2013" message, click the Next button.
  2. The next screen will ask "Do you want to set up Outlook to connect to an email account?" choose Yes and click the Next button.
  3. On the Auto Account Setup menu, select the option for Manual setup or additional server types, then click Next.

    manually setting up outlook 2013

  4. On the Choose Service menu, choose the IMAP option and click Next.
  5. You will then see the POP and IMAP Account Settings menu, fill in the fields.

    Below is a description of the fields:

    Your NameEnter the name that you want people to see, such as: John Smith
    Email AddressEnter your full email address, ex:
    Account TypeChoose IMAP.
    Incoming mail
    Outgoing mail server (SMTP)
    User Name Enter your full email address, i.g.:
    Password Enter the password for your email address.
    Remember password Check this box so Outlook will save your password.
    Require logon using Secure Password AuthenticationDo not check this box.

    Entering Email credentials for outlook 2013

  6. Click the More Settings button.

    Additional options

  7. Click the Outgoing Server tab, then click "My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication," and "Use same settings as my incoming mail server".

    SMTP settings in Outlook 2013

  8. Click the Advanced tab.

    Enter the following settings:
    Incoming Server
    Port: 993
    This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL)Check this box.
    Outgoing Server
    Port: 465
    Use the following type of encrypted connection:
  9. Click the OK button.
  10. Click the Next button, Outlook will test the account settings.

    Testing the email settings in outlook 2013

  11. When the status for Log onto incoming mail server, and the Send test e-mail message tasks have both completed, click the Close button.
  12. You will see a message stating "You're all set!" click the Finish button.