Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2010 to use Apex Secure IMAP Email

IMAP is the most common setup for email and operates where all mail is kept on the server. This is mostly used when you check your email from multiple computers or devices.

Follow these steps to set up Outlook 2010 to check your Apex email account:

1) In Outlook, go to the File tab, then the "Account Settings" drop-down, then "Account Settings".

2) Click on "New" to add a new Email account.

3) Select "Email Account" and click Next.

4) Select "Manually configure server settings or additional server types" and click Next.

5) Select "Internet Email" and click Next.

6) Enter in the following fields:

  • Your Name
  • Email Address:
  • Account Type: IMAP
  • Incoming mail server:
  • Outgoing mail server (SMTP):
  • Username: yourname
  • Remember password: Checked

7) Click the "More Settings" button and then the "Advanced" tab. Enter in the following settings:

  • Incoming server (IMAP): 993
  • Check the box for "This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL)
  • Outgoing server (SMTP): 587
  • Use the following type of encrypted connection: TLS
  • Optional but recommended: Uncheck the box for "Leave a copy of messages on the server".

8) Click on the "Outgoing Server" tab. Enter in the following settings:

  • Check the box for "My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication
  • Select "Use same settings as my incoming mail server".

Click OK when you are done with your settings. Click Next to continue.

9) An email test will commence. If you are prompted for your username and password, enter it now and click OK.

10) Click Finish to accept the settings. If the tests fail, review the settings above and try again.

11) Go to the File tab, then Options on the left side of the window.

12) Click "Advanced" along the left side of the window.

13) Scroll down and click on the "Send/Receive" button.

14) Check the options for "Schedule an automatic send/receive every" and specify the number of minutes or leave at the default of 30. Do NOT set for less than 5 minutes.

15) Click Close and OK to return to Outlook.

16) Setup is complete! You can now sent and receive your email with Outlook.

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