How to: Configure Hover email in Microsoft Outlook (Updated June, 2018)

This tutorial will show you how to set up your Hover email in Outlook using IMAP or POP. It also explains how to configure Outlook for MAC. You can click one of these links to go directly to that section:

Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2016 using IMAP

1. Launch the Outlook application. If you are setting up Outlook for the first time, you will be prompted to add an account.  If you have an existing account, go to the File menu and select Add Account.

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2. The Add Account window will appear. Select Let me set up my account manually under Advanced options and click Connect.

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3. In the Choose account type step, select IMAP and click Next.

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4. On the IMAP Account Settings screen, enter:

Incoming Mail

  • Enter the server mail.hover.com and port 993
  • Set the encryption method to SSL/TLS

Outgoing Mail

  • Enter the server mail.hover.com and port 465
  • Set the encryption method to SSL/TLS

Logon Information

  • Your Hover email address
  • Your Hover email password

Then, click Next to continue.

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5. Click Next to proceed to entering the account password.

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8. Press Connect, and you're all set!

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Configuring Microsoft Outlook Using POP3

1. Launch the Outlook application. If you are setting up Outlook for the first time, you will be prompted to add an account.  If you have an existing account, go to the File menu and select Add Account.

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2. The Add Account window will appear. Select Let me set up my account manually under Advanced options and click Connect.

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3. In the Choose account type step, select POP and click Next.

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4. On the POP Account Settings screen, enter:

Incoming Mail

  • Enter the server mail.hover.com and port 995
  • Set the encryption method to SSL/TLS

Outgoing Mail

  • Enter the server mail.hover.com and port 465
  • Set the encryption method to SSL/TLS

Then, click Next to continue.

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5. Click Next to proceed to entering the account password.

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8. Press Connect, and you're all set!

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Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2011 for Mac

To configure Hover email in Outlook 2011 for Mac, follow these steps:

1. Open Outlook. From theApplications menu in Finder, choose Get Started.

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2. Click Get Started. Enter your Email Address.

 
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3. Enter your email settings as follows, and then click Add Account.

  • Type:  IMAP
  • Email Address: Enter you Hover email address
  • User name:  enter your Hover email address
  • Password:  enter your Hover email password
  • Type:  IMAP  (Note: POP3 is also supported by our mail server.  We recommend IMAP but you can select POP3 if you prefer.)
  • Incoming server:  mail.hover.com
  • Port: 993
  • Use SSL to connect (recommended) needs to be checked
  • Outgoing server:  mail.hover.com
  • Port: 465
  • Use SSL to connect (recommended) needs to be checked

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4. Your account has now been added, click Done.

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6. Outlook automatically downloads your Hover email messages and IMAP folders.  The account configuration is now complete!

Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2010

To configure Hover email in Outlook 2010, follow these steps:

1. Open Outlook 2010

2. Select File, and then select Add Account

3. Check the option to manually configure server settings or additional server types, then click Next

4. On the Choose Service page, select Internet E-mail, then click Next

5. On the Internet E-mail Settings page, complete it as follows...

  • User Information
    • Your Name: How you would like your name to be displayed when your emails are received
    • E-mail Address: The e-mail address you are configuring
  • Server Information
    • Account Type: IMAP (preferred)
    • Incoming mail server: mail.hover.com
    • Outgoing mail server (SMTP): mail.hover.com
  • Logon Information
    • User Name: Your full e-mail address
    • Password: Your email account password
    • Remember password: Check ON

6. Select the More Settings... button

7. Select the Outgoing Server tab and check ON the option for My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication. Then leave on the option to Use same settings as my incoming mail server.

8. Select the Advanced tab and adjust the following settings

  • Server Port Numbers
    • Incoming server (IMAP): 993 - or 995 if you are creating a POP account
    • Use the following type of encrypted connection: SSL
    • Outgoing server (SMTP): 465
    • Use the following type of encrypted connection: SSL

9. Select OK

10. Select Next after returning to the Internet E-mail Settings page

11. With all of the correct settings the account will be added, and you can click Finish to start using Outlook with this e-mail address!

 

Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2007

To configure Hover email in Outlook 2007, follow these steps:

1. Open Outlook 2007

2. Select the Tools menu, and then the Account Settings... option

3. Select New... to add a new account to Outlook 2007

4. On the Choose E-mail service page select the option for Microsoft Exchange, POP3, IMAP, or HTTP, then select Next

5. Check the option to Manually configure server settings or additional server types, then select Next

6. Choose the option for Internet E-mail, then select Next

7. On the Internet E-mail Settings page, complete it as follows...

  • User Information
    • Your Name: How you would like your name to be displayed when your emails are received
    • E-mail Address: The e-mail address you are configuring
  • Server Information
    • Account Type: IMAP (preferred)
    • Incoming mail server: mail.hover.com
    • Outgoing mail server (SMTP): mail.hover.com
  • Logon Information
    • User Name: Your full e-mail address
    • Password: Your email account password
    • Remember password: Check ON

8. Select the More Settings... button

9. Select the Outgoing Server tab and check ON the option for My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication. Then leave on the option to Use same settings as my incoming mail server.

10. Select the Advanced tab and adjust the following settings

  • Server Port Numbers
    • Incoming server (IMAP): 993 - or 995 if you are creating a POP account
    • This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL): Check ON
    • Outgoing server (SMTP): 465
    • Use the following type of encrypted connection: SSL

11. Select OK

12. Select Next after returning to the Internet E-mail Settings page

13. With all of the correct settings the account will be added, and you can click Finish to start using Outlook with this e-mail address!

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