How to set up your mail in Microsoft Outlook

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Follow the steps below to set up your MBC-hosted email address in Microsoft Outlook 2016 / 365.

Open account settings in Outlook

  • Open Outlook.
  • At the top of your window, click on ‘File’.
  • Select ‘Add Account’.
  • Then select ‘Account Settings’.

Enter your mail details

    • A Welcome to outlook box will appear, enter your email address.
    • Select Advanced options, then select ‘Let me set up my account manually’.
    • Click ‘Connect’.
    • Choose an account type – select  IMAP (or POP)
    • Enter your Server Settings:


Incoming mail:

Server: Enter mail. before your domain name. eg: mail.domainname.co.za
Port: 993 (or 110 for POP)
Encryption method: SSL
Require logon using Secure Password Authentication (SPA) is unticked.

Outgoing mail:

Server: Enter  smtp. before your domain name or mail.domainname.co.za
Port: 465
Encryption method: SSL
Require logon using Secure Password Authentication (SPA) is unticked.

  • Click ‘Connect’
  • Enter the password and tick save this password the Click ‘OK
  • Account Setup is complete
  • Click ‘OK
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