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Set Up IMAP - Outlook® 2007

To set up Outlook 2007 for IMAP, perform the following steps:

  1. In Outlook, select Tools / Account Settings.
  2. On the Email tab, click the New button.
    New button highlighted in Outlook
  3. If prompted, ensure that the IMAP option button is selected, and click the Next button.
  4. Select the Manually configure server settings or additional server types check box.
  5. Click the Next button.
  6. Ensure that the Internet E-mail radio button is selected, and click the Next button.
  7. Enter the following information:
    • Your Name—Enter your first and last name. This is the name that will appear in the From field of messages you send.
    • E-mail Address—Enter your entire email address (e.g.,,
    • Account Type—Select IMAP from the drop-down menu.
    • Incoming mail server—Enter the secure server name:
    • Outgoing mail server (SMTP)—Enter the secure server name:
    • User Name—Enter your entire email address (e.g.,,
    • Password—Enter the password for your email account.

    Account information form in Outlook

  9. Click the More Settings button.
  10. Click the Outgoing Server tab.
  11. Select the My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication check box. Leave the default setting, Use same settings as my incoming mail server.
    My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication
  12. Click the Advanced tab.
    Advanced tab with SSL settings and port numbers displayed
  13. In both of the Use the following type of encrypted connection drop-down menus, select SSL.
  14. In the Incoming server (IMAP) box, enter the secure incoming port: 993
  15. In the Outgoing server (SMTP) box, enter the secure outgoing port: 465.
    If you are unable to use port 465, you can use one of the following alternate SMTP ports: 587 or 8025.
  16. Click the OK button.
  17. Click the Next button.
  18. Click the Finish button.
  19. Click the Close button.

IMAP Folders

Folders should sync automatically with an IMAP account; however, if you have added folders in Webmail ( and they are not showing in Outlook, perform the following steps:

  1. Select Tools / IMAP Folders.
  2. Click the Query button.
  3. Select the newly added folder(s), and click the Subscribe button.
  4. Click the OK button.
  5. Restart Outlook to update the folder list.
  6. Confirm that you see a Spam folder.

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