MS Outlook 2013 example installationIn this tutorial we will show you how to setup MS Outlook 2013 to check your email. Outlook 2013 is an email client that can send and receive e-mail from your personal computer.

You must create the email address in cPanel before setting it up in Outlook 2013.

Make sure your DNS points to our servers.

Here are links to our other Outlook guides:

Setting up Outlook 2013

  1. When you first open Outlook, it will provide a "Welcome to Outlook 2013" message, click the Next button.
  2. The next screen will ask "Do you want to set up Outlook to connect to an email account?" choose Yes and click the Next button.
  3. On the Auto Account Setup menu, select the option for Manual setup or additional server types, then click Next.
    manually setting up outlook 2013
  4. On the Choose Service menu, click the POP or IMAP option then click the Next button.
  5. You will then see the POP and IMAP Account Settings menu, fill in the fields.
    Entering Email credentials for outlook 2013
    Below is a description of the fields:
    Your Name Enter the name you want people you email to see, such as: John Smith
    Email Address Enter your full email address, such as:
    Account Type Choose if you want to use POP or IMAP. By default, POP downloads and removes your emails from the server, while IMAP leaves them on the server. Here is a link to an article that explains the differences in more detail. In my tests, I am setting up a POP account.
    Incoming mail server
    Standard settings:  (Replace with your actual domain)
    SSL Settings: (Replace the XX with the numbers from your server name)
    Outgoing mail server (SMTP) Standard settings:  (Replace with your actual domain)
    SSL Settings: (Replace the XX with the numbers from your server name)
    User Name  Enter your full email address, such as:
    Password  Enter the password you for this email address.
    Remember password  I recommend checking this box, so Outlook will save your password.
    Require logon using Secure Password Authentication Do not check this box.
  6. Click the More Settings button.
    Additional options
  7. Click the Outgoing Server tab.
    Check "My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication".
    Check "Use same settings as my incoming mail server".
    SMTP settings in Outlook 2013
  8. Click the Advanced tab.

    Enter your settings, below is a description of the available options.
    Incoming Server
    Choose your preferred settings, below are the available options.
    Standard (POP3): 110
    Standard (IMAP): 143
    SSL (POP3): 995
    SSL (IMAP): 993
    This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL) Click this if you are using the SSL option.
    Outgoing Server
    Standard: 25* or 587
    SSL: 465
    *Often times, ISP's will block this port for use with their email. You may want to consider using port 587, or the secure settings.
    Use the following type of encrypted connection:
    Standard: None
    SSL: SSL
  9. Click the OK button.
  10. Click the Next button, Outlook will test the the account settings.
    Testing the email settings in outlook 2013
  11. You will see two tasks: Log onto incoming mail server, and, Send test e-mail message. When they are complete, Close button.
  12. You will see a message stating "You're all set!" click the Finish button.

Subscribe to IMAP Inbox

If you just setup Outlook with the IMAP option, I recommend subscribing to your Inbox in Outlook 2013. You will then be able to access and sync your email folder across devices.

Congratulations, now you know how to setup your email account in Microsoft Outlook 2013!
Did you find this article helpful?

We value your feedback!

Why was this article not helpful? (Check all that apply)
The article is too difficult or too technical to follow.
There is a step or detail missing from the instructions.
The information is incorrect or out-of-date.
It does not resolve the question/problem I have.
How did you find this article?
Please tell us how we can improve this article:
Email Address

new! - Enter your name and email address above and we will post your feedback in the comments on this page!

Support Center Login

Social Media Login

Related Questions

Here are a few questions related to this article that our customers have asked:
503 Error and rejected email
Would you like to ask a question about this page? If so, click the button below!
Ask a Question
n/a Points
2014-03-17 6:04 pm

I am assuming that Step 8 box, 2nd column, 2nd row, should read "Click this IF you are using the SSL option.

11,669 Points
2014-03-18 9:18 am
Hello Paul,

Thank you for letting us know. I have updated the article and added the missing word.

If you have any further comments, feel free to post them below.
Thank you,

n/a Points
2014-04-08 12:53 am

I have set up my email ok.. I jusrt want to secure it with a password, so no one else would have access to it. I would prefer NOT to secure windows.

There is no where to set it. only 3 options "General "Out going service and advance"


Thank you

10,644 Points
2014-04-08 7:48 am
Unfortunately, I am unaware of a way to set a secondary password within Outlook and you would need to lock the computer itself.
n/a Points
2014-04-19 9:23 am

This article is pretty thorough, but does not discuss the issue of subscribing to your INBOX in order to receive emails, so even if the test function is successful you might end up being able to send email but not view incoming mail.

Please refer to the following additional support article:

11,669 Points
2014-05-05 4:27 pm
Hello Terry,

Thank you for letting us know. I have added a link to the guide on how to subscribe to the IMAP Inbox, on the bottom of this article.

If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.
Thank you,

2014-05-28 1:32 am
I'm a novice and my question is if I set up forwarding in which case I have. Will configuring my email accounts
necessary? I have Gmail, Yahoo and Microsoft account. Which are not auto setup in your choices.
10,644 Points
2014-05-28 8:06 am
If you have set up forwarding, you will be checking the email accounts that the mail is forwarded to. If you have not already set up these accounts that the mail is being forwarded to, you will need to do so, but any new accounts that are forwarding to others will not need to be set up.
n/a Points
2014-07-27 1:02 pm

hello my server requires additional human verification me on that issue

21,783 Points
2014-07-27 6:34 pm
Hello Prakhar,

I am unsure what you mean by additional human verification. Could you please explain it in specific detail so we may try to assist?

Kindest Regards,
Scott M
n/a Points
2014-07-28 12:50 am

it requires captcha for human verification, hence it returns invalid login information although they are correctvisit link for more info

21,783 Points
2014-07-28 8:46 am
Hello Prakhar,

Thank you for the link. I see what you mean now. The Outlook SMTP connection should not require that since it is a client connecting to a server, I wouldn't think. Does Outlook give any specific error message when trying to connect to the server?

Kindest Regards,
Scott M
n/a Points
2014-07-28 1:55 pm

It does not give any error but keep on asking the password again and againI have used these settings

  • Incoming Mail Server:
  • Outgoing Mail Server:
9,968 Points
2014-07-28 2:06 pm
Hello Prakhar,

You can usually generate an application specific password for Outlook to use if your mail server requires an additional level of verification.

You'd have to ask your mail host for the exact specifics of how to do this for your specific mail server. For instance if you were using as your mail server, you would just click on Security Info under Overview and then click on Create a new app password under the App Passwords section within the webmail interface. Then use the app password it gives you inside your Outlook desktop client.

Please let us know if you had any further questions at all.

- Jacob
n/a Points
2014-08-07 10:57 am


I'm using outlook 2010 i would like to setup my outlook for two emails, almost as if my using to outlok programs.  SO that when I open outlook it asks me which account i want to enter, and NOT have it on the same page?? We had it like this someone else set it up like that but had to reboot computer.

10,644 Points
2014-08-07 11:04 am
To do so, you would simply set up multiple profiles in Outlook. This guide on Microsoft's website will guide you through the process:
How to create profile and set up an e-mail account in Outlook
n/a Points
2014-08-25 6:05 am
How can I add a password so when I start Outlook 2007 No one can see my inbox. FOR MAC
21,783 Points
2014-08-25 11:28 am
Hello Nain,

Generally it is assumed that the person opening the program on the computer is the person to which that account is assigned. To my knowledge, Outlook does not have an additional password to enter when the program is started.

Kindest Regards,
Scott M
n/a Points
2014-09-10 10:00 pm
This is the best tips that I have ever seen for outlook setting up.
n/a Points
2014-11-18 4:45 am
litlke helpfulll
n/a Points
2014-12-04 9:16 am


Post a Comment

Email Address:
Phone Number:

Please note: Your name and comment will be displayed, but we will not show your email address.

22 Questions & Comments

Post a comment

Back to first comment | top

Need more Help?


Ask the Community!

Get help with your questions from our community of like-minded hosting users and InMotion Hosting Staff.

Current Customers

Chat: Click to Chat Now E-mail:
Call: 888-321-HOST (4678) Ticket: Submit a Support Ticket

Not a Customer?

Get web hosting from a company that is here to help. Sign up today!