How Do I Change Server Settings in Outlook Web?


Heather Bennett

Welcome to this tutorial on how to change server settings in Outlook Web! In this article, we will walk you through the step-by-step process of modifying your server settings to ensure a seamless email experience. Let’s get started!

Accessing the Server Settings

To begin, open your Outlook Web application and log in to your account. Once you are logged in, click on the Settings gear icon located in the top right corner of the window. A dropdown menu will appear; select View all Outlook settings at the bottom of the menu.

Navigating to Server Settings

In the left sidebar of the Settings page, locate and click on the Email tab. This will expand a list of options related to email management. Scroll down until you find Sync email, and then click on it.

Changing Server Settings

You will now see several fields under Sync email that allow you to modify server settings. Let’s go through each one:

Email Address

The Email Address field displays your current email address associated with your Outlook account. This field is read-only and cannot be changed from this page.


The Password field is used to authenticate your account when connecting to the server. If you need to change your password, click on Change password, enter your old password, followed by your new password twice for confirmation, and then click Save.

Incoming Mail Server (IMAP)

This field specifies the address for incoming mail servers that handle incoming emails using IMAP protocol.

  • If you need to change this setting, click on the Edit button next to the Incoming Mail Server field. Enter the new server address in the provided field and click Save.
  • If you want to revert to the default settings, click on Reset to default.

Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP)

This field specifies the address for outgoing mail servers that handle outgoing emails using SMTP protocol.

  • To change this setting, click on the Edit button next to the Outgoing Mail Server field.
  • To reset to default settings, click on Reset to default.

Incoming/Outgoing Port Numbers

The port numbers control how your email client connects with the server. By default, Outlook Web selects appropriate port numbers for you.

  • If you need to manually set port numbers, click on the Edit button next to either Incoming Port or Outgoing Port fields. Enter your desired port number and click Save.
  • To reset a specific port number or both back to default values, click on Reset to default.

Saving Changes and Finalizing Settings

Once you have made all desired changes to your server settings, scroll up and click on the blue Save button located at the top of Sync email section. Your changes will now be saved, and your Outlook Web will begin using these updated server settings immediately.

Congratulations! You have successfully learned how to change server settings in Outlook Web.

Now you can customize your email experience to fit your needs and preferences. Enjoy the enhanced functionality and improved email management!

Thank you for reading this tutorial. If you have any further questions or need additional assistance, feel free to reach out to our support team.

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