The previous article showed how to set up outlook.com in desktop Outlook, but there were still some problems. You couldn’t connect aliases with Outlook Connector for Hotmail, and you couldn’t set up outlook.com aliases in a way that you could send emails using aliases directly via Microsoft Outlook desktop. However, there is a way to set up outlook.com manually, and there is also a way to set up outlook.com aliases in a way that you can send emails using aliases directly via the Microsoft Outlook desktop.
In Outlook.com, you can use Microsoft Outlook desktop with most email settings automatically configured. However, if you want more control over your email experience, you can choose the manual option. This will allow you to set some options yourself, but Outlook will still do most things automatically.
Setting Up Outlook.com Email Account With Outlook Desktop
You can go ahead and try Outlook.com ID with Outlook Connector for Hotmail. Some people said setting up the main account to function with Outlook desktop using a connector worked for them. If it does not work for you, try the following.
- In the Email Settings Wizard that opens, select the last option that says Manually Configure Server Settings…
- Click Next
- Select Internet E-Mailand then again click Next
- You will get the E-Mail Settings dialog box. Enter the following details:
- Your name
- Your outlook.com email ID (the primary one)
- Select POP3under the drop-down list next to Account Type
- The incoming Mail Server will be live.com
- The outgoing Mail Server will be live.com
- Under Logon Information, enter your email ID (the main outlook.com ID that you entered in step 2 above). Remember to include the domain outlook.com. For eg, if your email ID is firstname.lastname@example.org, enter complete email@example.com in User Name.
- Type your password and check the box saying Remember Password
- Click the More Settings…button
- On the Outgoing Server tab, click to tick My Outgoing Server (SMTP) Requires Authentication
- Make sure the radio button saying Use Same Settings as My Incoming Server is selected
- Go to the Advanced tab
- Click to select This Server Requires an Encrypted Connection (SSL)
- The value in the Incoming Server (POP3) text box should change to 995
- Enter 587in the text box next to Outgoing Server (SMTP)
- In the drop-down list next to Use the Following Type Of Encrypted Connection, select TLS
- Drag the slider under Server Timeouts to a minimum of 2 minutes
- Click OK to go back to the Email Settings dialog box
- In the Email Settings dialog box, click Test Account Settings…
- At this stage, Microsoft Outlook will check the settings you have entered by trying to log into the incoming server and by sending a test message via the outgoing server. If the tests are successful, you will get a Congratulations message.
- Click Close to close the Test Account Settings dialog box
- Click Next and Finish to close the Email Settings Wizard
With the above email settings for outlook.com, you are now able to receive and send emails using the primary outlook.com account you created.
Setting Up Outlook.com Alias with Microsoft Outlook Desktop
To create an account for an alias, simply follow the same steps as above, but enter your alias email address in the “Email Address” text box and your main email address in the “User Name” text box. See the image below for reference.
All the other email settings for outlook.com will remain the same. You can easily send emails through the alias by selecting it in the “From” field of the New Email window. If you face any problems setting up outlook.com aliases on Microsoft Outlook desktop, please let us know via the comment boxes below.
I thank Jesse Guthrie for providing me with the settings for setting up Outlook desktop for outlook.com aliases.
How do I change settings in the Outlook desktop app?
The Outlook desktop app requires you to open the app first, then click on the File menu and select Options. In Outlook, you can change settings by opening the app and clicking on the File menu. Then, select Options. This opens the Outlook Options panel. From here, you can change almost any setting as per your requirements.
Hello, My name is Shari & I am a writer for the ‘Outlook AppIns’ blog. I’m a CSIT graduate & I’ve been working in the IT industry for 3 years.