hMailServer: Connect Outlook 2019 Professional

Microsoft Dynamics GPWay back in 2015 I did a series on using hMailServer in virtual machine demo environments as a lighter alternative to Exchange. The last post in that series was on connecting Outlook to hMailServer. I am still using hMailServer, but the new version of Outlook, 2019, has changed the process of connecting.

In this post, I’m going to run through connecting Outlook 2019 Professional to hMailServer.

When you start Outlook for the first time, the following dialog will be displayed in which you enter the email address which you will have already configured in hMailServer. Mark the Let me set up my account manually and click Connect:

Outlook - connect new account

Select POP:

Advanced Setup

Enter the settings as shown in the screenshot below (entering the two Server and ports) and then click Next:

POP Account Settings

Enter the password and click Connect:

POP Account Settings - Password

If your details are correct, the Account successfully added window will be displayed:

Account successfully added

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