How to set up Microsoft Mail for Professional and Pro Plus Email Hosting accounts

This article demonstrates how to set up the Microsoft Mail e-mail client application to access a Professional or Pro Plus Email Hosting account.

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Setting up Microsoft Mail

To configure Microsoft Mail to work with your e-mail account, follow these steps:

  1. Start Mail.
  2. Click Accounts, and then in the Manage Accounts sidebar, click Add account:

    Microsoft Mail

  3. In the Choose an account dialog box, scroll down, and then click Advanced setup:

    Microsoft Mail - Choose an account - Advanced setup

  4. In the Advanced setup dialog box, click Internet email:

    Microsoft Mail - Advanced setup dialog box - Internet email

  5. In the Internet email account dialog box, in the Account name text box, type a descriptive name for the account. The name can be anything you want:

    Microsoft Mail - Internet email account dialog box

  6. In the Your name text box, type the name you want to appear on messages you send.
  7. In the Incoming email server text box, type
  8. In the Account type list box, select IMAP4.
  9. In the Email address text box, type the full e-mail address of the Professional or Pro Plus Email Hosting account you created.
  10. In the User name text box, type the full e-mail address of the Professional or Pro Plus Email Hosting account you created.
  11. In the Password text box, type the password for the e-mail account.
  12. In the Outgoing (SMTP) email server text box, type
  13. Confirm that all of the following check boxes are selected:

    • Outgoing server requires authentication
    • Use the same user name and password for sending email
    • Require SSL for incoming email
    • Require SSL for outgoing email
  14. Click Sign in. When Mail finishes configuring the account, the All done! Your account was set up successfully message appears.
  15. Click Done, and then click the refresh icon:

    Microsoft Mail - Refresh icon

    Mail downloads the messages in the account.

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