Software & Apps MS Office What Are the Outlook.com POP Server Settings? Access your Outlook.com email from your favorite email client by Heinz Tschabitscher Writer A former freelance contributor who has reviewed hundreds of email programs and services since 1997. our editorial process Heinz Tschabitscher Updated on April 27, 2020 MS Office Outlook Word Excel Powerpoint Tweet Share Email 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 Outlook.com disables POP access by default for 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 delete the emails permanently. 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 essential, 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. More from Lifewire A Guide to Access Outlook.com via POP in an Email Program Access Outlook Mail (Outlook.com) in Mozilla Thunderbird The Outlook.com SMTP Settings You Need to Send Email How to Access Outlook.com Email With Outlook for Mac Outlook.com IMAP Server Settings How to Create App Passwords for Outlook.com What Are the Outlook.com Exchange Settings? Windows Live Hotmail POP Settings Accessing Your Outlook.com Email With Outlook Express Using POP How to Access Yahoo Mail in Outlook.com How to Access Outlook.com via IMAP in Any Email Program How to Protect Your Outlook.com Account with Two-Step Verification Here Are the Mail.com IMAP Settings How to Access Your AIM Mail Account via POP or IMAP Access Your Yahoo Mail Account With Your Email Program Using IMAP What Are the Yandex.Mail POP3 Settings?