2013-04-05

Configure K-9 mail to connect to outlook.com


In-case you don't want to mix between your business email, and personal email on your android, you might consider "K-9 mail" as a good light weight generic e-mail client supporting multiple accounts. It is quite easy and full featured.

The following are the manual step-up configuration to outlook.com using POP3 as setup wizard may fail:

Incoming server:
Username: <Provide complete ...@outlook.com email>
Password: <Password>
POP3 server: pop3.live.com
Security: SSL (always)
Authentication: PLAIN
Port: 995

Outgoing server:
SMTP server: smtp.live.com
Security: TLS (always)
Port: 587
Check "Require sign-in"
Username: <Provide complete ...@outlook.com email>
Password: <Password>

The following are the manual step-up configuration to outlook.com using IMAP as setup wizard may fail:

Incoming server:
Username: <Provide complete ...@outlook.com email>
Password: <Password>
IMAP server: imap-mail.outlook.com
Security: SSL/TLS (always)
Authentication: PLAIN
Port: 993
Outgoing server:
SMTP server: smtp-mail.outlook.com
Security: STARTTLS (always)
Port: 587
Check "Require sign-in"
Authentication: PLAIN
Username: <Provide complete ...@outlook.com email>
Password: <Password>