Configuring an IMAP email account in Outlook 2016

This video assumes you already have an existing email account created with us, or you've created your own in your Mail Control Panel.

Important settings

Incoming mail server: mailx.hosts.net.nz Port: 993
Encryption method: SSL/TLS
Outgoing mail server: mailx.hosts.net.nz Port: 465
Encryption method: SSL/TLS



Now let's learn how to configure Outlook with your existing email account using the IMAP email protocol.

Click the File tab...

... then click Add Account.

Enter the email address you want to setup, then click Advanced Options.

Click to set the account up manually, then click Connect.

Click the IMAP option.

This is where you have to define your server settings for both your incoming and your outgoing mail.

Enter your incoming server name: mailx.hosts.net.nz

Choose the SSL/TLS encryption method.

Then make sure you have the correct incoming mail port number entered.


Your incoming port number for the IMAP protocol should be 993

Next, enter your outgoing server name: mailx.hosts.net.nz

Choose the SSL/TLS encryption method.

Your port number should be 465 for outgoing mail.

Click Next.

Enter the password for your email account, then click Connect.

That's it! We've successfully configured Outlook to send and receive email using our email account.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to configure Outlook with your existing email account using the IMAP protocol.

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