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How to setup IMAP in Outlook 2010

The following article provides step-by-step instructions for setting up Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 to connect to your RedyHost Hosting email address using IMAP.

MS Outlook 2010

What you will Learn

You’ll learn to do the following:

  • Open Outlook 2010
  • Create an IMAP email address
  • Enter your email settings
  • Send and Receive email using Outlook 2010

Before you start checklist

Have the following ready before you start:

  • Your domain name.
  • Your email address.
  • Your email password.
  • RedyHost Hosting SMTP bolt-on.
  • Microsoft Outlook 2010 installed on your computer.

Setup IMAP email in Microsoft Outlook 2010


  1. Open Microsoft Office Outlook 2010. If you have just installed Outlook 2010 it will show in your Start Menu. Click Start Menu > All Programs > Microsoft Office > Microsoft Office Outlook 2010.
  2. If this is the first time you have run Outlook 2010 then it will show you the Startup wizard. Click Next.
    Begin configuring MS Outlook IMAP
  3. Outlook will then ask you if you want to configure an email account. Select Yes and click Next.
    Begin configuration of MS Outlook 2010 IMAP
  4. If no window appears then click the File menu and click Add Account.
    MS Outlook 2010 - add account
  5. Select Manually configure server settings or additional server types.
    Manually configure server settings in MS Outlook 2010
  6. Click Next
  7. Outlook will ask you to choose your E-mail Service. Select Internet E-mail. Then click Next.
    Select Internet email MS Outlook 2010
  8. You are now prompted to enter your email account details.
    • Enter your name
    • Enter your email address. For example, info@example.com
    • Select IMAP for the Account Type
    • Enter mail.example.com as your Incoming Mail Server – replacing example.com with your own RedyHost Hosting domain name.
    • Enter mail.example.com as your Outgoing Mail Server – replacing example.com with your own RedyHost Hosting domain name.
    • For User Name, enter your email address. For example: info@example.com.
    • Enter your email password
      More settings MS Outlook
  9. Click More Settings.
  10. Click the Outgoing Server tab and then tick My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication. Click Ok.
    Enable outgoing authentication SMTP server MS Outlook
  11. Click Next
  12. Outlook will test your settings. Click Close
  13. Click Finish.
    Finished configuration IMAP MS Outlook
  14. Your RedyHost Hosting IMAP email account now appears on the left-side of Outlook 2010.
    Inbox view MS Outlook
  15. From Outlook 2010’s menu bar select Send/Receive, then click Send/Receive All Folders
  16. Outlook 2010 will now connect to your RedyHost Hosting email account and show you any emails in your inbox.

  17. Congratulations. You’ve now configured Microsoft Outlook 2010 to send and receive email using IMAP.


Updated on 7 June, 2017

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