How do I set-up an e-mail account in Microsoft Outlook?

Set up Microsoft Outlook using the desktop APP

To set up an e-mail account in Microsoft Outlook desktop app do the following:-

  1. First open Microsoft Outlook;
  2. Then tap or click File;
  3. Now tap or click Add Account;
  4. In the pop-up box enter the email address for the account you wish to add, and then tap or click Connect;
    • If you are directed to the advanced setup page complete the following:-
      1. Tap or click IMAP;
      2. Under Incoming mail set the following:-
        • Server: this must be set to mail.blue-ring.co.uk;
        • Port: this must be set to 993
        • Encryption method: this should be set to Auto;
        • Check the box for Require logon using Secure Password Authentication (SPA).
      3. Under Outgoing mail set the following:-
        • Server: this must be set to mail.blue-ring.co.uk;
        • Port: this must be set to 465
        • Encryption method: this should be set to Auto;
        • Check the box for Require logon using Secure Password Authentication (SPA).
      4. Now tap or click Next.
  5. Now enter your mailbox password and then tap or click Connect;
    • You may recieve a Security Warning regarding the security certificate, tap or click Yes to continue.
  6. Microsoft Outlook will take a few seconds to connect to your account, once done tap or click Done.

Set up Microsoft Outlook using the Mobile App

To set up an e-mail account in Microsoft Outlook mobile app do the following:-

  1. First open Microsoft Outlook;
  2. Then tap the account icon in the top left corner;
  3. Then tap the + icon in the left hand menu;
  4. In the pop-up box tap Add an account;
  5. Now enter the email address for the account you wish to add and the tap Continue;
  6. In the pop-up box tap IMAP;
  7. Then tap Advanced Settings and enter the following:-
    1. Under IMAP Incoming Email Server set the following:-
      • IMAP Host Name: this must be set to mail.blue-ring.co.uk;
      • Port: this must be set to 993
      • Security type: this should be set to SSL/TLS;
      • IMAP Username: this is your full e-mail address;
      • IMAP Password: this is your e-mail account password (this is case sensative);
    2. Under SMTP Outgoing Email Server set the following:-
      • SMTP Host Name: this must be set to mail.blue-ring.co.uk;
      • Port: this must be set to 465
      • Security type: this should be set to SSL/TLS;
      • SMTP Username: this is your full e-mail address;
      • SMTP Password: this is your e-mail account password (this is case sensative);
  8. Now tap the tick in the top right hand corner;
  9. Microsoft Outlook will take a few seconds to connect to your account, once done tap or click Done.