Runbox Outlook IMAP – Create a Runbox IMAP Connection to Outlook 2010
When we set this up, your Runbox Mail will appear within its own set of folders in Outlook, neatly separating it from the rest of your mail, while still giving you access to all of Outlook’s power and mail-handling tools.
And because on this page we are setting up the connection with the IMAP protocol, you can continue to work with your Runbox Mail through the web interface you are used to or through Outlook, whichever is convenient for you at the time.
By taking a few minutes to configure Outlook and Runbox IMAP settings, you can ensure that your Runbox mail is always synchronized between the Runbox servers and the Outlook mailbox. This way, when you make a change using the Runbox web interface it automatically gets reflected in Outlook 2010, and vice versa.
As you can imagine, this is a huge advantage if your ever have need to check your mail when you are away from the computer running Outlook. Even better, it only takes a few minutes to configure your Runbox Outlook IMAP connection, so let’s get started.
Make a Runbox IMAP connection to Outlook 2010
Follow these steps to configure Outlook 2010 for a Runbox IMAP connection. There are a lot of steps, but don’t worry. I prefer to break things out into the smallest possible steps to minimize the chance of mistakes. We’re also going to configure this totally manually to ensure that the settings are all the way we want them.
Please follow these steps to get Outlook configured:
- In the Outlook main window, click the File tab on the ribbon, then Info, then Add Account. This opens the Auto Account Setup screen.
- Set the Manually configure server settings or additional server types checkbox and click Next to go to the Choose Service screen.
- Select Internet E-mail, then click Next to go to the Internet E-mail Settings screen.
- Enter your name as you want it to appear in messages in the Your Name field.
- Enter your full Runbox email address ([email protected] or [email protected]) in the E-mail Address field.
- Select IMAP in the Account Type list.
- Enter secure.runbox.com in the Incoming mail server (IMAP) field and secure.runbox.com in the Outgoing mail server (SMTP) field.
- 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”.
- Enter your Runbox password in the Password field.
- Set the Remember password checkbox if you don’t want to have to enter your password manually each time Outlook checks your mail.
- Make sure that the checkbox next to Require logon using Secure Password Authentication (SPA) is CLEARED.
- 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.
- Click More Settings to open the Internet E-mail Settings dialog box.
- Click the Outgoing Server tab to see the “Outgoing Server” page.
- Set the My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication checkbox.
- Make sure the Use same settings as my incoming mail server option is selected.
- Click the Advanced tab to see the “Advanced” page.
- Enter 993 into the “Incoming server (IMAP)” field.
- Select SSL in the “Use the following type of encrypted connection” field.
- Enter 26 into the “Outgoing server (SMTP)” field.
- Select Auto in the “Use the following type of encrypted connection” field.
- Click OK to return to the “Internet E-mail Settings” window.
- Click the Test Account Settings button. A “Test Account Settings” dialog box appears.
- You may see a dialog box warning you that your browser could not verify the security certificate for the site. You can safely ignore this.
- After Outlook and the Runbox servers negotiate for a bit, you should see a Congratulations message in the “Test Account Settings” dialog box.
- Click Close to close this dialog box.
- Click Next to close the “Add New Account” wizard.
Assuming you got the congratulations message, you’re done. Your Runbox Outlook 2010 IMAP connection is configured. If you take a look at the Navigation Pane in any Outlook Mail view, you should see a set of folders named after your Runbox Mail address. They should exactly mirror the structure of the folders in your Runbox web interface, and all your Runbox messages should be available.
IMPORTANT: Now and in the future, it may take a few minutes for the contents of your Runbox accounts to appear in Outlook. This is normal and nothing to worry about.
If you didn’t get the congratulations message, go back to the beginning of the steps and walk through them again to confirm that all the settings are the way you want them. That should resolve the problem. If it doesn’t, please leave me a message below, and we’ll see if we can figure it out.
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NOTE: If the test shows that you can receive messages fine, but you can’t send them, it is possible that the Runbox IMAP settings we have just configured are not to blame. This kind of problem is often caused by factors outside the Runbox Outlook 2010 connection itself. I’ve posted instructions for troubleshooting that kind of problem on the Can’t Send Email page.
This is the end of the Runbox Outlook 2010 IMAP configuration process.
From here you can:
Return to the top of this Runbox Outlook 2010 page.
Configure Outlook to open to the Runbox folders at this Set the Startup Folder page.
Configure Outlook to display Desktop Alerts for this account on the Adding Desktop Alerts page.
Go to the main Runbox Outlook 2010 page.
Go to the main Outlook 2010 email accounts page.
Go to the Outlook 2010 home page.
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