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Setting up Windows @live.com, @hotmail.com and @outlook.com

 

  1. Go to File > New > Mail Account.
  2. For Your Name, enter your full name that your messages will appear from.
  3. For Email Address, enter your full address including the domain name. For example, username@hotmail.com, or username@live.com, or username@outlook.com.
  4. For Description, enter the name you want to give this account in Postbox.
  5. For Password, enter your email account password.
  6. Click Continue. Postbox will then automatically figure out your server settings. If there is any trouble finding the correct settings, use the server settings below.
  7. Click Done.

Incoming (IMAP) Server

  • User name: Your email address
  • Server address: imap-mail.outlook.com (some customers report faster response times with outlook.office365.com)
  • Port: 993
  • Encrypted Connection: SSL

Outgoing (SMTP) Server

  • Server address: smtp-mail.outlook.com
  • Port: 587
  • Authentication: Yes
  • Encrypted Connection: STARTTLS

 

Using POP?
Make sure to enable POP access on Outlook.com under Settings > Accounts > POP and IMAP.
Hotmail accounts setup over POP in Postbox must have password of 16 characters or less. This is a limitation of the Hotmail service itself, even though you can use passwords longer than 16 characters when using Hotmail's webmail interface.

 

Two-Step Verification

If you are using Two-Step Verification, then you must generate an app password for Postbox. 

  1. Go to the security settings for your Microsoft account at https://account.live.com/p.
  2. Scroll down to the App passwords section (which will only appear if you are using Two-Step Verification), and click on Create a new app password.

    Outlook Two-Step Authentication

 Use this password within the Postbox setup wizard.

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