How to set up Thunderbird to sync your Outlook.com account

I can’t get Thunderbird to sync with my Outlook.com account. How can I correct this?
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To set up Thunderbird to sync to your Outlook.com account’s email:

 

1.       Open Thunderbird.

2.       From the Application menu, choose Add Account…

3.       Input your account information, choose Options… then Account Settings…

4.       Click the Account Actions button, then choose Add Mail Account…

5.       Input your account information.

6.       Click Continue.

7.       Click Manual config.

8.       Set the Incoming settings as follows:

          a.       Server hostname: imap-mail.outlook.com.

          b.      Port: 993.

          c.       SSL: SSL/TLS.

          d.      Authentication: Normal password.

 

9.       Set the Outgoing settings as follows:  

          a.       Server hostname: smtp-mail.outlook.com.

          b.      Port: 587.

          c.       SSL: STARTTLS.

          d.      Authentication: Normal password.

 

10.   Click Done.

 

For more information on connecting your app to Outlook.com, visit this link: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/outlook/send-receive-from-app.

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