Do you have any idea how a local e-mail client, like Outlook retrieves an e-mail from a remote server? Well, that’s possible due to two little settings- IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol) and POP3 (Post Office Protocol). These two are the prominent internet standard protocols for e-mail retrieval, which virtually all e-mail clients and servers support.
With POP3, messages are delivered directly to your system and put in your mailbox; then it’s your responsibility. While IMAP stores all your e-mails only on the server, POP3 makes your e-mails available when you are offline, and also saves your server’s disk usage. If you’re wondering how you can use it, well, lucky for you, with Outlook settings, the configuring process is a quick one. Check out how you can adjust the Outlook settings set up POP3 in Outlook.
More Outlook settings, more choices
The wide variety of Outlook settings available makes it possible for you to experiment a lot on Outlook. To setup POP3 using Outlook settings, first go to ‘E-mail Accounts’ under the ‘Tools’ menu and select the ‘Add a new e-mail account’ option. Proceed further by selecting ‘POP3’ and start entering your name, e-mail address, username and password in the right Outlook settings fields. Under the ‘Server Information’ heading, type the correct incoming and outgoing mail servers’ addresses. You can get more information about the Outlook settings from your e-mail provider.
Enter server port numbers
The step requires you to hit the ‘Outgoing Server’ tab in the ‘More Settings’ option. Enter your name and password after check ‘My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication’. Now type the incoming and outgoing server port numbers after selecting ‘Advanced’ tab. Remember to check ‘Leave a copy of messages on the server’, if you want Outlook to do so.
And with that you’ve managed to successfully set up POP3 with your Outlook settings.