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How to Fix IMAP and POP Settings Issue in Hotmail

Fix IMAP and POP Settings Issue in Hotmail

You need to make sure that you are using the correct IMAP and POP settings in your Hotmail account for the proper functioning of it. This is really needed to get your email access using an email client application or mail app.

Most users find it difficult to get connected to their email account using IMAP and POP settings and this will occur due to incorrect settings. You can use any of these settings to get your Hotmail configured in any email client and mail app.

IMAP Settings for Hotmail

  • Your Name – The display name you would like others to see
  • E-mail Address – Your complete main address of the Microsoft Account in full
  • Account Type – IMAP
  • Incoming mail server – imap-mail.outlook.com
  • Outgoing mail server – smtp-mail.outlook.com
  • User Name – Your complete main address of the Microsoft Account
  • Password – Your Microsoft Account password or an App Password when you have Two-Step Authentication enabled for your Microsoft Account
  • Remember password – Optional
  • Require logon using Secure Password Authentication (SPA) – Disabled
  • My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication – Enabled
  • Use same settings as my incoming mail server- Enabled
  • Incoming server (IMAP) – 993
  • Use the following type of encrypted connection – SSL
  • Outgoing server (SMTP) – 587
  • Use the following type of encrypted connection – TLS

POP Settings for Hotmail

  • Your Name – The display name you would like others to see
  • E-mail Address – Your complete main address of the Microsoft Account
  • Account Type – POP3
  • Incoming mail server – pop-mail.outlook.com
  • Outgoing mail server – smtp-mail.outlook.com
  • User Name – Your complete main address of the Microsoft Account
  • Password – Your Microsoft Account password or an App Password when you have Two-Step Authentication enabled for your Microsoft Account
  • Remember password – Optional
  • Require logon using Secure – Disabled
  • Password Authentication (SPA) – Disabled
  • My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication – Enabled
  • Use same settings as my incoming mail server – Enabled
  • Incoming server (POP3) – 995
  • This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL) – Enabled
  • Outgoing server (SMTP) – 587
  • Use the following type of encrypted connection – TLS
  • Leave a copy of messages on the server – Optional

Here, you need to be very careful while setting up your Hotmail account on any of the email client application. A tiny error will cost you a lot and sometimes you will find it difficult to get emails.

With the help of these steps you can set up IMAP and POP settings in your Hotmail account or if you face any other issue then you can call Hotmail customer support team for the solution.

One Comment on “How to Fix IMAP and POP Settings Issue in Hotmail

  1. A company posing as Microsoft charged me to fix my hotmail imap but instead changed my settings and now my password will not reset on this and I can not receive any emails on my computer.

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