How To Email & Messaging What Are the Outlook.com POP Server Settings? Access your Outlook.com email from your favorite email client Share Pin Email Print erhui1979 / Getty Images Email & Messaging Tips & Tricks Outlook Tips & Tricks Gmail Tips & Tricks Yahoo Tips & Tricks Basics Guides & Tutorials Installing & Upgrading Key Concepts VoIP by Heinz Tschabitscher An independent writer who has reviewed hundreds of email programs and services since 1997. Updated April 03, 2019 You'll need the Outlook.com POP3 server settings to add an Outlook.com account to another email program that supports POP or IMAP. Using POP, you can download messages from your Outlook.com account to your chosen device or email program. Instructions in this article apply to Outlook.com and Outlook Online. Enable POP Access in Outlook.com POP access is disabled by default for Outlook.com, so the first step is to enable it. Log in to your Outlook.com account. Go to Settings. Select View All Outlook Settings. Select Mail > Sync Email. Scroll to the POP and IMAP section. Under Pop options, select Yes. Select Let apps and devices delete messages from Outlook if you want to avoid using Outlook.com to permanently delete the messages. Select Save. Close the Settings window. Outlook.com POP Server Settings The Outlook.com POP server settings for downloading new incoming messages to an email program, cell phone, or mobile device are: Outlook.com POP server address pop-mail.outlook.com Outlook.com POP username Complete Outlook.com email address (not an alias) Outlook.com POP password Outlook.com password Outlook.com POP port 995 Outlook.com POP encryption method SSL Outlook.com POP TLS/SSL encryption required Yes Outlook.com IMAP Settings You can also set up Outlook.com using IMAP as an alternative to POP. These are the Outlook.com IMAP settings: Outlook.com IMAP server name imap-mail.outlook.com Outlook.com IMAP port 993 Outlook.com IMAP encryption method SSL Outlook.com Settings for Sending Email To send mail using an Outlook.com account from an email program, use the Outlook.com SMTP server settings. Troubleshoot Email Server Settings While mobile devices and email programs have become more user-friendly for accessing your email accounts, you may run into problems during setup. Check the POP, IMAP, and SMTP settings carefully. In the case of the POP server, it's easy to omit the hyphen and periods in the server address. The port number is also important, and you may have to change from a default port number to the correct one for Outlook.com. It is also possible that Outlook.com changed these settings. Check for the current settings from Microsoft Office Support or use the Settings menu on Outlook.com to find the updated settings. Continue Reading How to Use Outlook.com with POP Account Settings Get Outlook.com Email in Mozilla Thunderbird (POP and IMAP) How to Configure Your Outlook.com Account to Use IMAP How to Create App Passwords for Outlook.com For Easier Sign-in The Outlook.com SMTP Settings You Need How to Use Outlook.com Email With Outlook Express How to Find the Exchange Settings for Outlook.com The Outlook.com IMAP Settings for Email Programs What Are the Windows Live Hotmail POP Settings? How to Enable 2-Step Verification With Your Outlook.com Account How to Sync Your Outlook.com Account in Outlook for Mac Looking for the Yandex.Mail POP3 Settings? How to Access YahooMail in Outlook.com Use the Mail.com IMAP Settings to Download Mail.com Emails Is Hotmail Email Still Hot? It Has a New Outlook How Do You Access Yahoo Mail in Another Email Program?