How to Configure Your OpenXchange Email Address To Your Email Client & Microsoft Outlook

1. Click on the Tools tab, and then click on the Account Settings button


2. Click on New to add your Hover email address.  


3. Select IMAP and click Next.


4. Check the box for “Manually configure server settings or additional server types” & then click Next.


5. Put the bullet next to “Internet E-mail” then click Next.


6. Type in Your Name/E-mail Address, Incoming/Outgoing mail servers, User Name/Password& then click More Settings.

** Please note that the Domain Name used for the configuration here is ‘


For POP configuration:

Incoming Mail Server: pop.your-domain-name (eg:

Outgoing Mail Server: smtp.your-domain-name (eg:

For IMAP configuration:

Account Type: IMAP

Incoming Mail Server: imap.your-domain-name (eg:

Outgoing Mail Server: smtp.your-domain-name (eg:


7. On the Outgoing Server tab put a check mark next to “My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication” & then put the bullet next to “Use same settings as my incoming mail server”.


8. On the Advanced tab change the Outgoing server (SMTP) port to 587, change the encrypted connection to None & then click OK. Tick on Leave a copy of messages on server as per your preference.

For POP configuration:

Incoming (POP) Server Port Number: 110

Outgoing (SMTP) Server Port Number: 587

For IMAP configuration:

Incoming (IMAP) Server Port Number: 143

Outgoing (SMTP) Server Port Number: 587



8. Click on Test Account Settings to test the configuration. Click Next.


9. Click Finish.


10. Click Close.



11. Click Send/Receive to get your mail.

You have successfully configured your Email Address to your Email Client ‘Outlook Express’ You can try sending a Test Email and Test the Accounts Settings.