1. vegas33139's Avatar
    Hey guys,

    I'm trying to set-up an Outlook pop3 account on my MBA. I go to add the account and instead of set-up, it just say's sign in and defaults to my imap account.

    I don't want an imamp account. I just need a pop3 account. Any help please?

    Many thanks.
    07-05-2016 01:26 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    If you want to add your Outlook.com account to another email program that supports POP or IMAP, here are the manual server settings you'll need.

    NOTE: POP access is disabled by default. To enable POP access, see Enabling POP access in Outlook.com.

    IMAP server name imap-mail.outlook.com

    IMAP port 993

    IMAP encryption method SSL

    POP server name pop-mail.outlook.com

    POP port 995

    POP encryption method SSL

    SMTP server name smtp-mail.outlook.com

    SMTP port 587

    SMTP encryption method TLS

    Enabling POP access in Outlook.com
    If you want to use POP to access your email in Outlook.com, you'll first need to enable POP access:

    Outlook.com menu bar

    Choose Options > Managing your account > Connect devices and apps with POP.

    Under POP, choose Enable.

    Choose Save.

    Outlook Mail menu bar

    Choose Options > Mail > POP and IMAP.

    Under POP options, choose Yes to let devices and apps use POP.

    Choose Save.

    Source: https://support.office.com/en-us/art...rs=en-US&ad=US
    07-05-2016 01:44 PM
  3. vegas33139's Avatar
    Tried everything. It still defaults to imap when I re-set it up on my new MBA. Getting p*****ed off with it now. Grrrrrr!

    When I look at a YT video, on how to add an account, you put in you details and then next bit to press would be the continue button to input further details, i,e POP or Imap etc. All I get is sign in!! I need to enter POP settings but just can't see where I would do that!

    Am I doing something stupid here?
    07-05-2016 04:40 PM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Tried everything. It still defaults to imap when I re-set it up on my new MBA. Getting p*****ed off with it now. Grrrrrr!

    When I look at a YT video, on how to add an account, you put in you details and then next bit to press would be the continue button to input further details, i,e POP or Imap etc. All I get is sign in!! I need to enter POP settings but just can't see where I would do that!

    Am I doing something stupid here?
    I just did it successfully on my MacBook. Do the following:

    1. Go to the Mail setting and then select "Add Other Account"
    2. Select "Mail Account"
    3. Enter the email address and an "incorrect" password and then select "Sign In"
    4.When you get the "Unable to verify account name or password" error, change the account type from IMAP to POP, as well as edit the Incoming and Outgoing Mail Server information.
    5. Enter the correct passcode and then select "Sign In".
    Last edited by Just_Me_D; 07-06-2016 at 08:13 AM.
    07-05-2016 05:47 PM
  5. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    UPDATE: I just received an error message stating wrong username or passcode and I'm now unable to get back in. Hmmm. Did I bypass it initially via a glitch and then got booted out or what?
    07-05-2016 05:52 PM
  6. vegas33139's Avatar
    Just tried your method and, for the moment, I have managed to get outlook using POP3 working.

    Thank you.
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    07-06-2016 12:59 AM
  7. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Just tried your method and, for the moment, I have managed to get outlook using POP3 working.

    Thank you.
    You're very welcome...
    07-06-2016 08:12 AM

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