Outlook 2016 configuration

To add an email account to Outlook 2016 on Windows:

  1. Open Outlook 2016 from your start menu.
  2. On the top left, click the 'File' tab.
    A popout menu appears allowing you to add an account:
  3. Click 'Add Account'.
  4. Enter your email address.
  5. Click the 'Advanced' link and check the box to set up the account manually.
  6. Click the 'Connect' button.
  7. Choose POP or IMAP. IMAP is recommended.
  8. On the next page, you'll need to enter your Incoming and Outgoing settings.
    • Server — This is your DreamHost mail server name. The example above uses 'imap.dreamhost.com' and 'smtp.dreamhost.com' since this account is hosted on the sub0 mail cluster. View the Email Cluster chart to locate your correct mail server names.

      Make sure you only enter your DreamHost mail servername. Do not use a subdomain such as mail.example.com. You may get an insecure warning if you use the wrong mail hostname.

    • Port — If you chose IMAP, the secure port is 993. For outgoing ports, use 465 or 587.
    • Encryption — SSL/TLS.
    • Require logon using Secure Password Authentication — Check this box.
  9. Click the 'Next' button.
  10. Enter your password and click 'Connect'.
  11. You will see a confirmation if it was successfully set up.

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