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How to setup IMAP in Outlook 2010


The following article provides step-by-step instructions for setting up Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 to connect to your RedyHost Hosting email address using IMAP.

Outlook 2010

What You’ll Learn

You’ll learn to do the following:

  • Open Outlook 2010
  • Create an IMAP email address
  • Enter your email settings
  • Send and Receive email using Outlook 2010

Before you start checklist

Have the following ready before you start:

  • Your domain name.
  • Your email address.
  • Your email password.
  • RedyHost Hosting SMTP bolt-on.
  • Microsoft Outlook 2010 installed on your computer.

Setup IMAP email in Microsoft Outlook 2010

  1. Open Microsoft Office Outlook 2010. If you have just installed Outlook 2010 it will show in your Start Menu. Click Start Menu > All Programs > Microsoft Office > Microsoft Office Outlook 2010.
  2. If this is the first time you have run Outlook 2010 then it will show you the Startup wizard. Click Next

    Outlook 2010 start up
  3. Outlook will then ask you if you want to configure an email account. Select Yes and click Next

    Outlook 2010
  4. If no window appears then click the File menu and click Add Account

    Outlook 2010 add account
  5. Select Manually configure server settings or additional server types

    Outlook 2010 manually configure
  6. Click Next
  7. Outlook will ask you to choose your E-mail Service. Select Internet E-mail. Then click Next

    Outlook 2010 internet email
  8. You are now prompted to enter your email account details.
    • Enter your name
    • Enter your email address. For example,
    • Select IMAP for the Account Type
    • Enter as your Incoming Mail Server – replacing with your own RedyHost Hosting domain name.
    • Enter as your Outgoing Mail Server – replacing with your own RedyHost Hosting domain name.
    • For User Name, enter your email address. For example:
    • Enter your email password

      Outlook 2010 configure email

  9. Click More Settings.
  10. Click the Outgoing Server tab and then tick My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication. Click Ok.

    Outlook 2010 outgoing email requires authentication
  11. Click Next
  12. Outlook will test your settings. Click Close
  13. Click Finish.

    Outlook 2010 configuration completed
  14. Your RedyHost Hosting IMAP email account now appears on the left-side of Outlook 2010.

    Outlook 2010 inbox
  15. From Outlook 2010’s menu bar select Send/Receive, then click Send/Receive All Folders
  16. Outlook 2010 will now connect to your RedyHost Hosting email account and show you any emails in your inbox.

    Outlook 2010 send receive
  17. Congratulations. You’ve now configured Microsoft Outlook 2010 to send and receive email using IMAP.
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