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Configuring your email address in Outlook 2016 for Mac

Find out how to configure your MX Plan email address in Outlook 2016 for Mac

Last updated 31st May 2018

Objective

You can configure MX Plan email addresses on email clients, if they are compatible. This means that you can send and receive messages from the application of your choice.

Find out how to configure your MX Plan email address in Outlook 2016 for Mac.

Requirements

  • You need to have an MX Plan email address (included in the MX Plan solution, and in OVH Web Hosting plans).
  • You must have Microsoft Outlook installed on your Mac.
  • You must have the login details for the email address you want to set up.

Are you using Outlook 2016 for Windows? Read our guide: Configuring your email address in Outlook 2016 for Windows.

Instructions

Step 1: Add the account

Once you have launched Outlook on your device, you can add an account in two different ways:

  • When you start the application for the first time: A setup wizard will appear and prompt you to enter your email address.

  • If you have already added an account: Click Tools in the menu bar at the top of your screen, then Accounts. In the window that pops up, click on + then on New account.

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Enter your email address, then click Continue. For the provider, click on IMAP/POP, then enter the information requested.

Information Description
Account type We recommend using IMAP (selected by default). You can also select POP (emails stored locally on your Mail app) in the drop-down menu.
Mail address Enter a name that will distinguish this account from any other accounts added in your Outlook app.
Username Enter your full email address.
Password Enter the password for your email address.
Incoming server Enter the server “ssl0.ovh.net”. Leave the Use SSL to connect box ticked.
Incoming port Enter port 993.
Outgoing server Enter the server “ssl0.ovh.net”. Leave the Use SSL to connect box ticked.
Outgoing port Enter port 465.

Once you have entered this information, click Next. If the information is correct, Outlook will successfully connect to the account.

To check that the account has been correctly configured, you can send a test email.

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If you need to enter any settings manually in your account preferences, the technical settings you will need to use with our MX Plan solution are listed below:

  • IMAP configuration
Server type Server name SSL Port
Incoming ssl0.ovh.net Yes 993
Outgoing ssl0.ovh.net Yes 465
  • POP configuration
Server type Server name SSL Port
Incoming ssl0.ovh.net Yes 995
Outgoing ssl0.ovh.net Yes 465

Step 2: Use the email address

Once you have configured your email address, you can start using it! You can now send and receive messages.

OVH also offers a web application that you can use to consult your email from a web browser. You can access this application at https://www.ovh.ie/mail/. Just log in using your email login details.

Go further

Configuring your Email Pro account in Outlook 2016 for Mac.

Configuring your Exchange account in Outlook 2016 for Mac.

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