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How do I set up outbound SMTP on Microsoft Outlook 2011 for MAC?

Problem:

How do I set up outbound SMTP on Microsoft Outlook 2011 for MAC?
How do I set up outMail on Microsoft Outlook 2011 for MAC?

Solution:

Follow the guide below to configure Microsoft Outlook 2011 for MAC to send emails using the outMail service.

Launch Outlook 2011 for Mac. The icon looks like the one shown below.

Microsoft Outlook 2011 icon for Mac

Go to the Tools menu and select Account Settings….

Mac Outlook Account Settings

A window entitled 'Accounts' will open.

Click on the desired email account you want to change the outgoing server settings on.

Change the option Outgoing server to mxXXXXXX.smtp-engine.com and enter the desired SMTP TCP Port, by default its 25 but outMail supports alternative ports as well (see below).

Check the override default port and ensure the you uncheck the Use SSL to connect option.

Then click "More Options"

Email account Settings

Change the Authentication option to say "User Name and Password"

Enter the username and password you were provided for outMail.

Leave the Unqualified domain as is.

Change Mac Outlook Authentication Settings

Click OK and close the Account Settings windows. In order for the changes to take effect you will need to restart the Outlook Application.

Summary of server details

Outgoing server

mxXXXXXX.smtp-engine.com

As provided in your signup email.

Outgoing server protocol

SMTP

Outgoing server port

25, 587, 2525 or 8025

Authentication Type

Basic Authentication

Username

As provided

Password

As provided

 

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