Published on September 15th, 2013 | by Kieran


Configuring Outlook 2011 with using IMAP

While Microsoft still does not support Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) for use with Outlook 2011 and service, they have just announced support for IMAP. While it’s not as nice as EAS it’s a big improvement over the existing POP3 support.

Here is a quick step-by-step guide to setting us your account with Outlook for Mac 2011.

1. Open Outlook 2011 on your Mac

2. Click on Tools and then on Accounts.

3. Click Add an Account or click Add add and then click Email.


4. In the Enter your account information, enter your username and password. Be sure to Remove the check from Configure Automatically.

Enter the following information:

  • Username: your email address
  • Type: IMAP
  • Incoming Server:
  • Server port: 993
  • Use SSL to connect: checked
  • Outgoing Server:
  • Server port: 587
  • Override default port: checked
  • Use SSL to connect: checked

Then click, Add Account.


To verify that everything is working, the amber status light next to the name of your account should turn green.


All going well that should be you all set to go.

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