Outlook 2013 will require certain information about your email account in order to download or send emails. Sometimes it can find that information itself but, in many cases, you will need to enter it yourself. If you find that Outlook is unable to connect to your email server, then you might need to change the incoming or outgoing settings for your email server.
Our guide below will show you how to open the Account Settings window in Outlook 2013 so that you can change your server settings. Once you are done, you can test the new settings to ensure that Outlook 2013 can communicate with your email account.
Changing the Incoming and Outgoing Server Settings in Outlook 2013
The steps in this article will show you how to change the server settings for your existing email account in Outlook 2013. This includes the incoming and outgoing servers that your email account connects to for mail that you send, and mail that you receive. If you need to find and change the server port setting, then you can read this article.
Step 1: Open Outlook 2013.
Step 2: Click the File tab at the top-left of the window.
Step 3: Click the Account Settings button, then click Account Settings from the drop-down list.
Step 4: Click the email account that you would like to modify from the list at the center of the window, then click the Change button.
Step 5: Click inside the Incoming mail server or Outgoing mail server fields to change the respective settings. Once you are done, click the Next button at the bottom of the window. If you have checked the box to test your account settings when you click “Next”, then Outlook 2013 will make sure that it can connect to your email servers. Otherwise it will close the account settings window.
One of the most interesting features of Outlook 2013 is the ability to schedule future email messages. This article – https://www.solveyourtech.com/how-to-delay-delivery-of-an-email-in-outlook-2013/ – will show you how to take advantage of that feature.
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