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How to configure Outlook 2003 with IMAPs

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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.

Microsoft Outlook 2003 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 Microsoft Outlook.

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 yourdomain.com/cpanel.

You will be redirected to something like https://secureXXX.sgcpanel.com:2083. This means that your IMAPs server is secureXXX.sgcpanel.com.

It is essential to use exactly this server name because our SSL is issued for *.sgcpanel.com. 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 Microsoft Outlook 2003 and go to Tools > Email Accounts... > View or change existing e-mail accounts. Select your account and click the "Change" button. From there follow the steps below:

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

2. Click the "More Settings..." button

3. Go to the "Advanced" tab

4. Check the "This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL)" checkbox under the "Incoming Server(IMAP)" label and press the "OK" button

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

6. Click "Next" and then "Finish" to complete the setup process of your email account.

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

 
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Article ID: 161
Category: Other Email related questions
Date added: 2012-11-19 14:05:50
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