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Microsoft Surface: Setting up Email

We know you're excited to get your email set up on your Microsoft Surface™ tablet. We should have your email working on your device in about 5 minutes. These steps work for most of our customers, but sometimes you might need to make some additional changes depending on where you live and which ISPs you use.

BEFORE YOU START: To set up the Surface tablet with your email, you need to know your IMAP Email Server Settings and ports. To find them, go to the Email Setup Center and write down the information that displays under Email Server Settings.

The Surface tablet currently doesn't support POP3 email accounts. To change your email account, see Changing From POP to IMAP.

To Set up Email on Your Surface Tablet

  1. Open the menu.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Accounts.
  4. Tap Add an account.
  5. Tap Other account.
  6. Tap IMAP, and then tap Connect.
  7. Enter your Email address and Password, and then tap Connect. If you see an error message, don't worry. You have all the information you need.
  8. Enter the following information:
    IMAP
    Email address Enter your full email address.
    Username Enter your full email address.
    Password Enter your email account password.
    Incoming (IMAP) email server imap.secureserver.net
    Port 143
    Outgoing (SMTP) email server smtpout.secureserver.net
    Port 25
  9. Select Outgoing server requires authentication.
  10. Select Use the same username and password to send and receive mail.
  11. Tap Connect.

That's it. If everything is working OK, you should see some email messages. To make sure you can send messages, go ahead and compose an email and send it to yourself.


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