Step-by-step: E-Mail configuration in Outlook for Mac OS X

Step-by-step instructions for configuring your E-Mail account in Outlook for Mac OS X.

If you have created an E-Mail address in the Control Panel, you can configure this account in Outlook for Mac OS X.

E-Mail account administration

In the Outlook menu, select «Preferences» and then «Accounts» to manage your E-Mail accounts.

Adding an E-Mail account

A menu containing several options appears. Select «E-Mail Account».

Choosing the account type: POP3 or IMAP

Now choose between a POP3 or IMAP account.

IMAP
Using IMAP saves your E-Mails on the server. Each time you read an E-Mail, a copy is downloaded from the server.
POP3
Using POP3 downloads and saves your E-Mails to your Outlook. The messages are then deleted from the server. This way, you can also read your E-Mails offline at any time, for example if you are on the train.

If you are not certain choose IMAP.

IMAP configuration

  • Enter the full E-Mail address and the password that you defined in the Control Panel when setting up the E-Mail address.
  • Enter your full E-Mail address again in the «Username» field.
  • For «Incoming server», enter imap.mail.hostpoint.ch and check the box next to «Use SSL to connect (recommended)».
  • For «Outgoing server», enter asmtp.mail.hostpoint.ch and check the box next to «Use SSL to connect (recommended)».
  • If the port does not automatically change to 465, select «Override standard port» and enter 465 for the port.

POP configuration

  • Enter the full E-Mail address and the password that you defined in the Control Panel when setting up the E-Mail address.
  • Enter your full E-Mail address again in the «Username» field.
  • For «Incoming server», enter pop.mail.hostpoint.ch and check the box next to «Use SSL to connect (recommended)».
  • For «Outgoing server», enter asmtp.mail.hostpoint.ch and check the box next to «Use SSL to connect (recommended)».
  • If the port does not automatically change to 465, select «Override standard port» and enter 465 for the port.

Finish

Click «Add account», and the account setup will be completed.

 

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