Add POP Email Account in Microsoft Outlook 2011 for Mac OS X

This article will go over setting up an email account as POP account in Outlook 2011 for Mac OS X.  If you’re using Windows, please see Setting up Outlook for Windows.

To set up a POP email account in Outlook 2011 for Mac, please follow these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Outlook 2011 for Mac. Navigate to Tools > Accounts and click the + sign.
    New Exchange Account for Outlook 2011 for the Mac
  2. Choose E-Mail.
    New Exchange Account for Outlook 2011 for the Mac
  3. Enter in the full email address for the email user (i.e. user@domain.com) and the password.  The dialog window will then expand to allow more information to be input.  Then enter in the full email address as the username, choose POP from the Type drop down, and set the incoming mail server and outgoing mail server to mail.yourdomain.com.  Leave the rest of the items default unless your ISP is blocking port 110 or port 25 in which case check the appropriate box for Override default port and select a new port.
    Outlook 2011 POP Setup
  4. Click Add Account and the setup will start.  The information input wil be displayed back to the screen.  Close out of that window and click Send/Receive and mail should start downloading to Microsoft Outlook 2011.  Ensure that outgoing server authentication is turned on for the account within Outlook 2011.