Setting up a POP3 account in Outlook on vGRID Exchange Mail

Matt Brindley -

Here are the steps for setting up your POP email account in a Windows Operating System.

1. Open Control Panel --> Mail (32-bit).

2. Click on E-mail Accounts --> New

3. Click on "Manual Setup or Addtional server types" --> Click Next

4. Choose "Internet E-mail". For outlook 2013 onwards, choose "POP or IMAP"

5. Enter information as per the directions below:


  • Account Type: POP3
  • Incoming server name:
  • Outgoing server:
  • User name: Your full email address
  • Password: Your mailbox password

 DO NOT Click on "Test Account Settings" yet


6. Click More Settings --> Under General --> Mail Account --> Give this Email-Account a name 

7. Under Outgoing server --> Check "My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication" + Select "Use the same Settings as my incoming mail server"


8. Advanced --> Make sure that you have the following settings:

  •  Incoming server (POP3): 995
  •  Check "This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL)"
  •  Outgoing server (SMTP): 587  (by default that would be 25)
  •  Use the following type of encrypted connection: Auto
  •  Delivery: Your choice


 9. Click OK

10. Click Next (This would automatically test the account settings)

11. Click Close --> Finish.


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