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Set Up E-mail with Microsoft Outlook 2007 using IMAP

The following steps will teach you how to sync your 1&1 e-mail with Outlook 2007 using IMAP protocol.

Before you begin, you will need to have Outlook 2007 already installed on your computer and Create an E-mail Account in Your 1&1 Package.

Step 1
On your computer, click the Start Menu and select Control Panel.
Step 2
If using Windows XP, double-click the Mail icon. Double-click the Mail icon
Double-click the Mail icon


If using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or above, type Mail into the search box at the top-right of the Control Panel window to quickly find the Mail icon. Then, double-click it. Search for Mail and double-click the icon
Search for Mail and double-click the icon
Step 3
Click the E-mail Accounts button. Click E-mail Accounts
Click E-mail Accounts
Step 4
Under the E-mail tab, click the New button to add your 1&1 e-mail account. Click New from the E-mail tab
Click New from the E-mail tab
Step 5
Check the box for Manually configure server settings or additional server types and then click the Next button. Select 'Manually configure...' -> Next
Select 'Manually configure...' -> Next
Step 6
Select the Internet E-mail type of account and then click the Next button. Internet E-mail -> Next
Internet E-mail -> Next
Step 7
Select IMAP from the Account Type drop-down box. Select IMAP
Select IMAP
Step 8
Enter Your Name. This is the name that will appear when others receive your e-mail.
  • Enter Your Name. This is the name that will appear when others receive your e-mail. (A)
  • Enter your 1&1 e-mail address.
  • Make sure that IMAP is selected from the Account Type drop-down box. (B)
  • Enter imap.1and1.com as the Incoming mail server.
  • Enter smtp.1and1.com as the Outgoing mail server (SMTP).
  • Enter your full 1&1 e-mail address as the User Name. (C)
  • Enter the e-mail account's Password.
  • Check the box for Remember password if you do not want to enter your password every time you check or send mail from this account.
  • Click the More Settings button.
Enter the information and click More Settings
Enter the information and click More Settings
Step 9
Select the Outgoing Server tab from the top of the new window that opens.
Select Outgoing Server
Select Outgoing Server
Step 10
Check the box for My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication and ensure that Use same settings as my incoming mail server is selected.

Next, click the Advanced tab at the top of the window.
Check the boxes and click Advanced
Check the boxes and click Advanced
Step 11
Enter port 993 as the Incoming server (IMAP) port and ensure that SSL is chosen from the Use the following type of encrypted connection drop-down box.
For the Incoming server, enter the 993 for the port number and select SSL
For the Incoming server, enter the 993 for the port number and select SSL
Step 12
Choose TLS from the drop-down box next to Use the following type of encrypted connection and enter 587 as the Outgoing server (SMTP) port.

Click the OK button to save your settings. For the Outgoing server, enter 587 for the port number, select TLS, and click OK
For the Outgoing server, enter 587 for the port number, select TLS, and click OK
Step 13
Now you can click the Test Account Settings button to verify that the e-mail account can send and receive mail. Click Test Account Settings
Click Test Account Settings
Step 14
If the part of the test fails, go through the previous steps and double-check all of your settings in Outlook. If the test is successful, click the Close button. Click Close
Click Close
Step 15
Click the Next button. Click Next
Click Next
Step 16
Click the Finish button. Click Finish
Click Finish

You may now launch Outlook 2007 and begin writing and checking your mail!

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