How to Configure Outlook Email Client with a cPanel Email Account

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If you have an email address that you created on cPanel, you might be wondering how to configure it in the Microsoft Outlook app.

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Think of an email address created in cPanel as another email hosting service similar to Outlook, Gmail, and Yahoo Mail. It can be used on any email client of your choice, just like other email accounts. This includes Outlook, Thunderbird, and more.

However, you might have noticed that cPanel is not occasionally listed as an option on these email clients. The cPanel email addresses require a different method to be configured. Thus, today we will guide you on how you can set up your cPanel email account on the Microsoft Outlook email client.

Method 1 –

Step 1 – Open the “Add account” page

First of all, open Microsoft Outlook on your device. If there are no other email accounts set up, you would be taken to the “Account Information” page. From there, select the option to “Add Account.”

However, if there is some email address already set up on Outlook, click on “File” in the top-left corner and select the “Add Account” option.

Step 2 – Connect your email

Now, the Outlook app will ask you for your email address, enter your cPanel email, and click “Connect.” We would recommend using the IMAP protocol.

It will then connect to the mail server of your email. If you are prompted with any warnings, ignore them, and continue ahead.

Next, it will prompt you to enter the password for your cPanel email address. Enter the password and click on connect.

Method 2 –

If you are unable to configure your cPanel email account with Outlook using the first method, you would have to set it manually.

Step 1 – Advanced setup

On the page where you are required to enter your email, click on “Advanced options.” This would take you to a page with a list of email hosts. From here, select either “POP” or “IMAP.” We would recommend using the IMAP protocol.

Step 2 – Account settings

Now, you would be asked to fill out some details.

Incoming mail server: The server where your email is hosted. (For example,

Port: 995 for POP or 993 for IMAP

Encryption method: SSL/TLS

Outgoing mail server: It should be the same as your incoming one.

Port: 465

Encryption method: SSL/TLS

After you have entered these details, click on next.

It would prompt you for the password of your email address, enter that, and click on connect.

If all the details in the set up were entered correctly, your cPanel account would be set up on the Microsoft Outlook email client.

On the confirmation page, there would also be an option to add another account. If you only had to set up one email account, click on done, and you should be good to go.

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