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How to configure Outlook Express with IMAPs


Secure IMAP (IMAPs) allows you to check safely your email even on non-secure networks. This is very important in order to protect your privacy and account security.

Outlook Express offers excellent IMAPs support and the following article describes how to enable it.

First we assume you have configured your email following the instructions on how to set up Outlook Express.

Even if you are using a different webhost the instructions are similar.

The most important thing is to find out which IMAPs server to use. If you are a SiteGround client, go to

You will be redirected to something like This means that your IMAPs server is

It is essential to use exactly this server name because our SSL is issued for * If you connect by IMAPs with any other server name, there will be an SSL warning that the certificate does not match the host. This warning is not fatal but it will pop up you every time you open your email client.

Once you have found out your IMAPs server name, open Outlook Express and go to Tools > Accounts. There find your email account and click Properties. From there click the Servers tab and follow the steps below:

1. Set Incoming mail (IMAP): to your IMAPs server.

2. In the Advanced tab check This server requires a secure connection (SSL) under Incoming mail (IMAP):.

3. To apply the changes click 'OK' at the bottom.

From this point on you will be checking your email securely using IMAPs.

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Article ID: 155
Category: Other Email related questions
Date added: 2012-11-19 13:58:14
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