How to set up your email address in Outlook.com

Want to be able to send and receive email at your Porkbun-hosted email address? If you're an Outlook.com user, here's how:

1
Set up a hosted email address.
2
Log in to your Outlook.com account. Click the gear icon in the top right corner. In the drop-down list, select "Connected Accounts.
3
On the "Connected accounts" screen, choose "Other email accounts."
4
On the "Connect your email account" screen: 
  • Display name is the name that will show when email is sent from this address.
  • Email address is your new custom email address.
  • Password is the password you entered when setting up the email address.
  • Create a new folderā€¦" should be selected.

Click "OK."

In many cases, that's all you need to do. Outlook.com can usually determine your mail server settings and automatically connect them to your account. However, if it's not able to, you'll need to type in some additional details.
5
If you're presented with a screen that says "Choose your connection type" screen, select "IMAP/SMTP connection settings" and click "OK."
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The "New IMAP account connection" screen has two primary areas.

Under Account information:
  • Display name is the name that will show when email is sent from this address.
  • Email address is your custom email address.
  • User name is your full email address (not just the part before the @ symbol). It should match the Email address field.
  • Password is the password you entered when setting up the email address.
  • "Create a new folder for imported emailā€¦" should be selected.

Under Server information:

  • Incoming (IMAP) server is imap.porkbun.com
  • Incoming server port is 993
  • Authentication is basic
  •  Encryption is SSL
  • "Send email using your provider's serverā€¦" should be selected.
  • Outgoing (SMTP) server is smtp.porkbun.com
  • Outgoing server port is 587
  • "Use a different usernameā€¦" should be unchecked.

Click "OK."

That's it! Your custom email address is now linked to Outlook.com.