OL98: (IMO) Configuring Outlook to Receive Mail from IMAP Server
Microsoft Outlook 98
NOTE: These procedures only apply if you have installed Outlook
with the Internet Mail Only option. To determine your installation
type, on the Help Menu click About Microsoft Outlook. In About Microsoft
Outlook you should see "Internet Mail Only" if you have the Internet
Mail Only option installed.
If you have an Internet mail service that uses the IMAP4 protocol
to retrieve mail, this article describes the steps necessary for
you to configure Microsoft Outlook 98 to send and receive mail using
an IMAP4 server.
Like POP3, the IMAP4 protocol uses port 25 (SMTP) to send mail,
but an IMAP4 server uses port 143 to listen for mail.
Unlike POP3, IMAP4 allows you to store your messages by default
on the server, instead of downloading them locally.
To configure Outlook as an IMAP4 client, follow these steps:
1. Start Outlook, and on the Tools menu, click Accounts.
In the Internet Accounts dialog box, click Add.
2.Type a Display Name. This name identifies your mail to
recipients. Click Next.
3. In the E-mail Address box, type your e-mail address.
4. In the "My incoming mail server is a" box, click to select
5.Type the Incoming and Outgoing server names in the appropriate
boxes. Click Next. NOTE: IMAP4 is a retrieval protocol. SMTP is
still needed to send mail.
6. In the IMAP Account Name box, type your account name.
Press the TAB key and type your password. Click Next. NOTE: If your
server is secure, click Secure Password Authentication.
7. Enter a Friendly Name for your e-mail account. This can
be any name you choose. Click Next.
8. Click to select a Connection type. If you select "Connect
using my phone line," you will be given the opportunity to select
an existing Dial-up Networking connection or create a new one.