Setting up an outlook.com account with Mac Mail

I just created an outlook.com account;  now I'm trying to set up an IMAP account with Mac Mail but the set up does not find my account;  I already set the account up on my iPHone 5;  what am I doing wrong with the Mac?
 

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Last updated June 17, 2019 Views 9,119 Applies to:
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Hi

 

Welcome to Microsoft Community. We understand that you are having difficulties setting up your Outlook account to Mac Mail. In this case, please try the following settings on your Mac mail:

 

External POP setting

  • Server name: pod51000.outlook.com
  • Port: 995
  • Encryption method: SSL

External IMAP setting

  • Server name: pod51000.outlook.com
  • Port: 993
  • Encryption method: SSL

External SMTP setting

  • Server name: pod51000.outlook.com
  • Port: 587
  • Encryption method: TLS

If you are using Thunderbird, which is the mail client for Mac computers, you may want to contact their support to get the correct settings for Outlook.com.

 

If you have some questions regarding to the web based Hotmail/Outlook.com, don't hesitate to post it here in Microsoft Community or you may try to search for an answer via the search function.

 

 

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Hi TimHinz,

 

We apologize for the inconvenience about this issue on not being able to configure your Outlook.com account using MAC Mail.

 

Please contact Apple support for them to provide you the correct settings using that application program. They are in the best position to provide you enough information about that product.

 

Let me know if we can help with anything else.

 

Thank you.

 

 

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