Outlook settings- SSL
If you’re not a computer savvy person, chances are that you have not given much thought to internet and email security Outlook settings. Of course, everyone knows about anti-virus and other such protective measures. But ever thought how secure sending and receiving mails actually is? Once you send out a mail from Outlook, ever thought that someone else could read and make use of the information? In today’s world, where every bit of communication passes through mails, the security of your mails is important. And that’s where the Outlook setting SSL comes in. SSL or Secure Sockets Layer ensures security of information over the internet.
Configuring SSL on Outlook settings
Outlook has in-built SSL settings. All you need to do is enable the necessary Outlook settings. Enabling SSL ensures that if anybody manages to eavesdrop on your internet connection, they will not be able to view the password or content of your mail. To configure SSL on your Outlook settings, just enable it and adjust your port number. The port number can change based on your email account. SSL is a great option for internet security, but like everything else in life, there is a catch.
You may find that you’re unable to send/receive emails due to incompatibilities, incorrect Outlook settings or problems with services related to SSL certificates and external URLs. Not a pretty scene. But then, it’s expected. After all, Outlook is just another software.
Outlook setting SSL giving you a problem?
While trying to send a mail, you might get a message that says ‘the server does not support a SSL connection.’ or error number ‘0x800CCC7D.’ Don’t worry when you see all the numbers. It just means that you are unable to send/receive mails because your version of Outlook is set to use a SSL that your ISP does not support. So all you need do is adjust your ISP port number on your Outlook settings so that it matches that of you email account and you’re good to go.
If all this seems beyond you, just contact a technician or access online support and you problem will be taken care of.
SSL might seem unnecessary to some, but in today’s world, where emails are quintessential, internet security is not something you can ignore.