How to figure out all SMTP SSL (etc.) settings of existing accounts?


  1. Posts : 874
    Windows 10 x64
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    How to figure out all SMTP SSL (etc.) settings of existing accounts?


    I know, it pretty much sounds like a newbie question...

    Am using Office 365 - Outlook (subscription based)
    I have a number of e-mail accounts installed within Outlook (Windows)
    Some Exchange, some IMAP and one POP

    I once have written down all the settings, ports, SSL, startTLS, blah blah, but regretfully, whilst restoring of a backup, have overwritten the latest version of that note, Hhnce I only have a note with old POP settings whereas I changed to IMAP and Exchange a while ago.

    Q: From within Outlook, how to figure out all the settings, without changing them, i.e. so just view the settings, so I can write them down again.

    Thanks!
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  2. Posts : 17,015
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
       #2

    It's not done within Outlook these days.
    Check those entries in
    Control panel,
    Mail (32 bit) / Mail MS Outlook (32 bit),
    EMail accounts
    by telling it you want to change the settings but being careful to cancel after you have finished nosing about.

    MS publishes all the settings you need to put in for outlook.com accounts anyway [so does gmail, ...] -
    POP and IMAP email settings for MSOffice Outlook - MSSupport
    Enabling POP - Gmail Help
    Set up Gmail with Outlook, Apple Mail, or other mail clients - IMAP - Gmail Help

    You'll also find guidance in Outlook and Exchange Solutions Center - SlipStick

    All the best,
    Denis
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  3. Posts : 2,177
    Windows 11 Pro (latest update ... forever anal)
       #3

    You may also need to check your email service provider for their required settings.
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  4. Posts : 874
    Windows 10 x64
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Try3 said:
    It's not done within Outlook these days.
    Check those entries in
    Control panel,
    Mail (32 bit) / Mail MS Outlook (32 bit),
    EMail accounts
    by telling it you want to change the settings but being careful to cancel after you have finished nosing about.

    MS publishes all the settings you need to put in for outlook.com accounts anyway [so does gmail, ...] -
    POP and IMAP email settings for MSOffice Outlook - MSSupport
    Enabling POP - Gmail Help
    Set up Gmail with Outlook, Apple Mail, or other mail clients - IMAP - Gmail Help

    You'll also find guidance in Outlook and Exchange Solutions Center - SlipStick

    All the best,
    Denis
    Thank you very much for the quick reply Denis!
    Reason why I did not respond so quickly is that I found out that test emails are getting errors

    "Send test email message: Your email server rejected your login. Verify your user name and password for this account in Account Settings."

    So I was trying to figure out what exactly is wrong, all the settings were okay.
    Tried this and that, each time the same error. Weird.

    Now, within Outlook, I think I found the settings:
    click on an account, e.g. name-at-gmail.com
    then File > Account Settings > Server Settings
    when going thru those settings, at the end [Next] a test mail is successfully sent.

    Settings > Mail same account , test mail I get a pop up asking me for my password - which should not be the case and it ends up in the above error.

    So, within Outlook, no problem, using Settings Mail - no success.

    Anyway, thanks again.
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    Windows 10 Pro
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  6. Posts : 874
    Windows 10 x64
    Thread Starter
       #6

    F22 Simpilot said:
    Thanks.

    Honestly, I am not sure about that. Gmail within Outlook works fine.

    Reason why, so far, I never worried about OAuth.
    I vaguely heard about it, but that's it.

    When checking out some pages about OAuth, I get confused about the many, many lengthy pages of information.
    Leaving me puzzled as to whether it is applicable for me (as said, Gmail is working fine within Outlook of Office 365)
    and -if so- in short what steps to take.

    Bottom line: I don't know.

    BTW I don't use Google Workspace. Maybe OAuth is not necessary for that reason(?)
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  7. Posts : 17,015
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
       #7

    tfwul said:
    Honestly, I am not sure about that. Gmail within Outlook works fine.
    When checking out some pages about OAuth, I get confused about the many, many lengthy pages of information.
    Leaving me puzzled as to whether it is applicable for me (as said, Gmail is working fine within Outlook of Office 365)
    I also found their articles impossible to understand.
    I think they said that their new OAuth thing was needed for MSOffice Outlook 2016 & earlier but not for 2019/2021/365. Which would explain why you are not having any problems on that front.

    All the best,
    Denis
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  8. Posts : 874
    Windows 10 x64
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Try3 said:
    I also found their articles impossible to understand.
    Ah! Happy to see that it isn't just me....
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  9. Posts : 282
    Windows 10 Pro
       #9

    I had to use OAuth in Thunderbird...

    If you can't access a gmail account, that could be why. Generating the OAuth password is very simple.
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