Setup Outlook 2013 for Virgin Media Mail using IMAP

Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) allows an e-mail client to access e-mail on a remote mail server.  An IMAP server typically listens on well-known port 143. IMAP over SSL (IMAPS) is assigned well-known port number 993.

IMAP supports both on-line and off-line modes of operation. E-mail clients using IMAP generally leave e-mail on the server until the user explicitly deletes them. IMAP allow multiple clients to manage the same mailbox.

Setup Outlook 2013 for Virgin Media Mail using IMAP Server settings

Open Outlook 2013, on top left click on File

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On top left click on Info > + Add Account or click on Info > Account Settings > Account Settings…

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I am going to setup Virgin Media Mail manually,
so on bottom select  ‘ Manually configure server settings ‘ then click Next

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To add account from Choose Service select POP or IMAP and click Next

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Under POP and IMAP Account Settings,

User Information
Enter your name and e-mail address

Server Information
Account Type select IMAP
Incoming Mail Server :- imap.virginmedia.com
Outgoing Mail Server :- smtp.virginmedia.com

Logon Information
User Name enter your e-mail address & Password as e-mail password

For SMTP Authentication and Server Port confguration Click on More Settings…

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On top click on Outgoing Server, then selectMy outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication ‘ , then click on Advanced for server port numbers settings

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On top click on Advanced, below Incoming server (IMAP) and Outgoing server (SMTP), where it says Use the following type of encrypted connection : ‘ select SSL, then change server port numbers to

Incoming server (IMAP)   :- 993
Outgoing server (SMTP)  :-  465
then click OK to close this window

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click Next

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Now Outlook 2013 will test your account settings, once your account settings is successfully tested without any error click Close

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Click Finish

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Congratulations…  All hard work done, now you can access and manage your Virgin Media Mailbox using Outlook 2013