Edit Mail Server Settings in Email Clients

You may want to update your mail server settings especially if the host names have been changed from your servers.  Learn how to edit mail server settings in your email clients:

Note: Before you proceed, create a back up of your email files (Jetbackup or any Email Client) and send a test email to yourself using Webmail client, making sure you are able to send and receive emails.

Edit Mail Server Settings in Outlook Express

Step 1. Open Outlook Express.

Step 2. Click on “Tools” located on top and click on “Accounts”.  (Click the image to zoom.)
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Step 3. Double-click on the email account. (Click the image to zoom.)
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Step 4. Select “Servers” on the top tab and check the My server required authentication under Outgoing Mail Server sub.

Step 5. Modify the mail servers in the Incoming mail and Outgoing mail fields.

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Email Set up : Outlook Express [SSL]

Step 6. Click “Apply” and click on the “Advanced” tab located at the top.

Step 7. SSL setup:

  • Check the box for “This server requires a secure connection(SSL)” under Outgoing mail and change the outgoing port to “465”.
  • Check the box for “This server requires a secure connection(SSL)” under Incoming mail and change the incoming port to “993” for IMAP  or “995” for POP3.

NON-SSL setup:

  • Change the outgoing port to “25“.
  • Change the incoming port to “143” for IMAP or “110” for POP3.

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Email Set up : Outlook Express [SSL]

Step 8. Click “Apply” and “OK“.

Edit Mail Server Settings Outlook 2003

Step 1. Open Outlook 2003.

Step 2. Click Tools and select E-mail Accounts.
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Step 3. Select ‘View or change existing e-mail accounts‘. Click Next.

 

Step 4. Select the e-mail account you want to modify and click ‘Change’.

Step 5. Modify the following:

  • Incoming mail server (POP/IMAP)
  • Outgoing mail server (SMTP)

(‘Remember password’ is optional.)

Step 6. Click ‘More Settings’.

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Step 7. Select the Outgoing Server tab from the top of the new window that opens.

Step 8. Check the box for My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication and ensure that Use same settings as my incoming mail server should be selected. Next, click the Advanced tab at the top of the window.

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Step 9. Modify the port numbers.

SSL setup:

  • Check the box for “This server requires an encrypted connection(SSL)” under Incoming server (IMAP/POP3) and change the incoming port to “993” for IMAP  or “995” for POP3.
  • Check the box for “This server requires an encrypted connection(SSL)” under Outgoing server (SMTP) and change the outgoing port to “465”.

NON-SSL setup:

  • Change the incoming port to “143” for IMAP or “110” for POP3.
  • Change the outgoing port to “25“.

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Step 10. Click OK.

Step 11. Click the Next button to save the E-mail Settings.Set up email with Outlook 2003

Step 12. Click the Finish button.
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Edit Mail Server Settings in Outlook 2007

Step 1. Open Outlook 2007.

Step 2. Click Tools and select Account Settings.

Step 3. Select the e-mail account you want to modify and click ‘Change’.

Step 4. Modify the following:

  • Incoming mail server (POP/IMAP)
  • Outgoing mail server (SMTP)

(‘Remember password’ is optional.)

Step 6. Click ‘More Settings’.

Step 7. Select the “Outgoing Server” tab from the top of the new window that opens.

 

Step 8. Check the box for “My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication” and ensure that “Use same settings as my incoming mail server” is selected. Next, click the Advanced tab at the top of the window.

 

Step 9. Modify the port numbers and SSL connection.

SSL setup:

  • Click the drop down ‘Use the following type of encrypted connection’ under Incoming server (IMAP/POP3) and select SSL. Change the incoming port to “993” for IMAP  or “995” for POP3.
  • Click the drop down ‘Use the following type of encrypted connection’ under Outgoing server (SMTP) nd select SSL. Change the outgoing port to “465”.

NON-SSL setup:

  • Click the drop down ‘Use the following type of encrypted connection’ under Incoming server (IMAP/POP3) and select None. Change the incoming port to “143” for IMAP or “110” for POP3.
  • Click the drop down ‘Use the following type of encrypted connection’ under Incoming server (IMAP/POP3) and select None. Change the outgoing port to “25“.

 

 

Step 10. Now you can click the Test Account Settings button to verify that the e-mail account can send and receive mail.

Step 11. If the part of the test fails, go through the previous steps and double-check all of your settings in Outlook. If the test is successful, click the Close button.

 

Step 12. Click the Next button.

 

Step 13. Click the Finish button.

 

Outlook 2007 email setup

Edit Mail Server Settings in Outlook 2010

Step 1. Open Outlook 2010.

Step 2. Click File.

Step 3. In the Info tab, click Account Settings and select ‘Account Settings… Add and remove accounts or change existing connection settings.’

 

 

Step 3. Select the e-mail account you want to modify and click ‘Change’.

Step 4. Modify the following:

  • Incoming mail server (POP/IMAP)
  • Outgoing mail server (SMTP)

(‘Remember password’ is optional.)

Step 5. Click ‘More Settings’.

Step 6. Select the “Outgoing Server” tab from the top of the new window that opens.
Email Set up : Outlook 2010 [SSL]

Step 7. Check the box for “My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication” and ensure that “Use same settings as my incoming mail server” is selected. Next, click the Advanced tab at the top of the window.
Email Set up : Outlook 2010 [SSL]

Step 8. Modify the port numbers and SSL connection.

SSL setup:

  • Click the drop down ‘Use the following type of encrypted connection’ under Incoming server (IMAP/POP3) and select SSL. Change the incoming port to “993” for IMAP  or “995” for POP3.
  • Click the drop down ‘Use the following type of encrypted connection’ under Outgoing server (SMTP) nd select SSL. Change the outgoing port to “465”.

NON-SSL setup:

  • Click the drop down ‘Use the following type of encrypted connection’ under Incoming server (IMAP/POP3) and select None. Change the incoming port to “143” for IMAP or “110” for POP3.
  • Click the drop down ‘Use the following type of encrypted connection’ under Incoming server (IMAP/POP3) and select None. Change the outgoing port to “25“.

Email Set up : Outlook 2010 [SSL]

 

Step 9. Now you can click the Test Account Settings button to verify that the e-mail account can send and receive mail.

Step 10. If the part of the test fails, go through the previous steps and double-check all of your settings in Outlook. If the test is successful, click the Close button.

Step 11. Click the Next button.

Step 12. Click the Finish button.

Outlook 2007 email setup

Edit Mail Server Settings in Outlook 2013

Step 1. Open Outlook 2013.

Step 2. Click File.

Step 3. In the Info tab, click Account Settings and select ‘Account Settings… Add and remove accounts or change existing connection settings.’

Step 4. Select the e-mail account you want to modify and click ‘Change’.

Step 5. Modify the following:

  • Incoming mail server (POP/IMAP)
  • Outgoing mail server (SMTP)

(‘Remember password’ is optional.)

Step 6. Click ‘More Settings’.

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Step 7. Click on Outgoing Server tab in the Internet Email Settings window.
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Step 7. Check the box for My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication and choose the radio button Use same settings as my incoming mail server is selected. Click the Advanced tab.
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Step 8. Modify the port numbers and SSL connection.

SSL setup:

  • Click the drop down ‘Use the following type of encrypted connection’ under Incoming server (IMAP/POP3) and select SSL. Change the incoming port to “993” for IMAP  or “995” for POP3.
  • Click the drop down ‘Use the following type of encrypted connection’ under Outgoing server (SMTP) nd select SSL. Change the outgoing port to “465”.

NON-SSL setup:

  • Click the drop down ‘Use the following type of encrypted connection’ under Incoming server (IMAP/POP3) and select None. Change the incoming port to “143” for IMAP or “110” for POP3.
  • Click the drop down ‘Use the following type of encrypted connection’ under Incoming server (IMAP/POP3) and select None. Change the outgoing port to “25“.

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Step 9. Click on Test Account Settings button or Next button to check the connection settings of the email account. If the test connection fails, go through the previous steps and double-check all of your settings in Outlook 2016. If the test is successful, click the Close button.

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Step 10. Click on Finish button.Outlook 2016 Email Setup

Edit Mail Server Settings in Outlook 2016

Step 1. Open Outlook 2016.

Step 2. Click File.

Step 3. In the Info tab, click Account Settings and select ‘Account Settings… Add and remove accounts or change existing connection settings.’

 

Step 4. Select the e-mail account you want to modify and click ‘Change’.

Step 5. Modify the following:

  • Incoming mail server (POP/IMAP)
  • Outgoing mail server (SMTP)

(‘Remember password’ is optional.)

Step 6. Click ‘More Settings’.

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Step 7. Click on Outgoing Server tab in the Internet Email Settings window.
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Step 7. Check the box for My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication and choose the radio button Use same settings as my incoming mail server is selected. Click the Advanced tab.
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Step 8. Modify the port numbers and SSL connection.

SSL setup:

  • Click the drop down ‘Use the following type of encrypted connection’ under Incoming server (IMAP/POP3) and select SSL. Change the incoming port to “993” for IMAP  or “995” for POP3.
  • Click the drop down ‘Use the following type of encrypted connection’ under Outgoing server (SMTP) nd select SSL. Change the outgoing port to “465”.

NON-SSL setup:

  • Click the drop down ‘Use the following type of encrypted connection’ under Incoming server (IMAP/POP3) and select None. Change the incoming port to “143” for IMAP or “110” for POP3.
  • Click the drop down ‘Use the following type of encrypted connection’ under Incoming server (IMAP/POP3) and select None. Change the outgoing port to “25“.

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Step 9. Click on Test Account Settings button or Next button to check the connection settings of the email account. If the test connection fails, go through the previous steps and double-check all of your settings in Outlook 2016. If the test is successful, click the Close button.

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Step 10. Click on Finish button.Outlook 2016 Email Setup

 

Edit Mail Server Settings in MacMail

Step 1. Open MacMail.

Step 2. Click Mail and select Preferences.

Step 3. Select the email account you want to modify. You will notice that the Incoming Mail Server field is greyed-out. Click  the Advanced tab.

Step 4. Uncheck the box ‘Automatically detect and maintain account settings’.

Step 5. Upon closing the Accounts window, click Save button.

Step 6. Open the Mail Preferences again and the Incoming Mail Server field should be modifiable. Enter the correct hostname.

Step 7. Click the Advanced tab. Modify the SSL and port number.

  • SSL – Check Use SSL box and change the port number ‘993‘ for IMAP and ‘995‘ for POP3.
  • Non-SSL – Uncheck Use SSL box and change the port number ‘143‘ for IMAP and ‘110‘ for POP3.

Step 8. Click Account Information tab. Click the drop down arrow for Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) and select Edit ‘SMTP Server List…’

Step 9. Select the email account you need to modify. Enter the mail server in the Server Name field.

Step 10. Click the Advanced tab and modify the port number and SSL.

  • SL – Check Use SSL box and change the port number to ‘465′.
  • Non-SSL – Uncheck Use SSL box and change the port number to ‘25‘.

Step 11. Click OK button. Close the Accounts window and MacMail will automatically save the changes.

 

Edit Mail Server Settings in Thunderbird

Step 1. Open Thunderbird.

Step 2. Click on the email account you want to edit. Under Accounts, select View settings for this account.

Step 3. Click Server Settings tab. Enter the incoming hostname in the Server Name field. Modify the following:

  • SSL – Change the port number to ‘993‘ for IMAP and ‘995‘ for POP3 and under Connection security, select SSL/TLS.
  • Non-SSL -Change the port number to ‘143‘ for IMAP and ‘110‘ for POP3 and under Connection security, select None.

 

 Step 4. Click Outgoing Server (SMTP) tab. Select the email address you want to modify and click Edit. 

Step 5. Enter the hostname in the Server Name field for the outgoing mail server and modify the following:

  • SSL – Change the port number to ‘465‘ or ‘587′ and under Connection security, select SSL/TLS.
  • Non-SSL -Change the port number to ‘25‘ and under Connection security, select None.

Click OK button.

Step 6. Click OK button to save the changes.

Edit Mail Server Settings Windows Live Mail

Step 1. Open Windows Live Mail.

Step 2. Click Accounts and select Properties.

Step 3. Click Servers tab. Enter the hostname in the Incoming mail and Outgoing mail fields.

Step 4. Under Outgoing Mail Server, check the box for My Server requires authentication and click Settings button.

Step 5. Select ‘Use same settings as my incoming mail server’ and click OK button.

Step 6. Click the Advanced tab and modify the following under Server Port Numbers:

  • SSL – For the Outgoing Mail, change the port number to ‘465‘ or ‘587′ and check the box ‘This server requires a secure connection (SSL). For Incoming Mail, change the port number to ‘993‘ for IMAP and ‘995‘ for POP3 and check the box ‘This server requires a secure connection (SSL).
  • Non-SSL – For the Outgoing Mail, change the port number to ‘25 and uncheck the box ‘This server requires a secure connection (SSL). For Incoming Mail, change the port number to ‘143‘ for IMAP and ‘110‘ for POP3 and uncheck the box ‘This server requires a secure connection (SSL).

Step 7. Click OK button to save the changes.

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