Runbox Outlook POP3

Updated May 3, 2014




Make a Runbox Outlook POP3 Connection

If you’re ready to make a POP3 connection between Runbox and Outlook 2010, you’ve come to the right place. The following section walks you through the process:

NOTE: As part of the process for setting up a Runbox Outlook 2010 connection, you will tell the offshore email servers (Norwegian email servers to be more exact) not to keep copies of messages on the server once you view them with Outlook. This means they will not be visible from the Web once you read them with Outlook. This is most likely the way you want things to work anyway (having multiple versions of a message floating around is a recipe for confusion), but is something to be aware of.

Configure Your Runbox Outlook 2010 Connection for POP3

We are going to set up our Runbox Outlook 2010 connection manually to be sure we get everything exactly the way we want it. The procedure is similar, but not identical to configuring earlier versions of Outlook. Please follow these steps to get Outlook configured:

  1. In the Outlook main window, click the File tab on the ribbon, then Info, then Add Account. This opens the Auto Account Setup screen.
  2. Set the Manually configure server settings or additional server types checkbox and click Next to go to the Choose Service screen.


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  4. Select Internet E-mail, then click Next to go to the Internet E-mail Settings screen.


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  6. Enter your name as you want it to appear in messages in the Your Name field.
  7. Enter your full Runbox email address ([email protected] or [email protected]) in the E-mail Address field.
  8. Select POP3 in the Account Type list.
  9. Enter secure.runbox.com in the Incoming mail server (POP3) field and secure.runbox.com in the Outgoing mail server (SMTP) field.
  10. Enter your Runbox user name in the User Name field. For an account that includes “@runbox.com,” enter the part of your email address before the “@runbox.com”. If you have your own domain name, enter your mail address including the “@yourdomain.com”.
  11. Enter your Runbox password in the Password field.
  12. Set the Remember password checkbox if you don’t want to have to enter your password manually each time Outlook checks your mail.
  13. Make sure that the checkbox next to Require logon using Secure Password Authentication (SPA) is CLEARED.
  14. Under the “Deliver new messages to” heading, select New Outlook Data File to store your Yahoo messages separate from your other messages. The messages will appear in the Inbox just like all the rest of your Outlook mail, but won’t be stored with your other (corporate?) messages on the server.


  15. Click More Settings to open the Internet E-mail Settings dialog box.
  16. Click the Outgoing Server tab.


  17. Set the My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication checkbox.
  18. Select Use same settings as my incoming mail server.
  19. Click the Advanced tab.


  20. Enter 995 in the Incoming server (POP3) box.
  21. Set the This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL) checkbox under Incoming server (POP3).
  22. Enter 26 in the Outgoing server (SMTP) box.
  23. Select Auto in the “Use the following type of encrypted connection” box under Outgoing server (SMTP)
  24. Clear the Leave a copy of messages on the server checkbox.
  25. Click OK to return to the Internet E-mail Settings screen.
  26. Click Test Account Settings. The Test Account Settings dialog box appears and Outlook sends a test message using the settings you have just entered. If the test was successful, a Congratulations! message appears in the dialog box. Your Runbox Outlook 2010 connection is set up properly. Click Close to close this dialog box. If you didn’t see the Congratulations! message, go back through this procedure from the top to check all your settings.
  27. Click Next, then Finish.

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NOTE: If the test shows that you can receive messages fine, but you can’t send them, the problem is often caused by factors outside the Runbox Outlook 2010 POP3 connection you just set up. I’ve posted instructions for troubleshooting that kind of problem on the Can’t Send Email page.

Now you’re ready to go. You should have a functional Runbox Outlook 2010 POP3 connection, and Outlook should start downloading mail from your Runbox account. Note that it could take a few minutes for changes to appear in your Runbox Inbox on the web.

From here you can:

Return to the top of this Runbox Outlook POP3 page.

Return to the main Runbox Outlook page.

Go to the main Outlook 2010 email accounts page.

Go to the Outlook 2010 home page.




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