What are the IMAP settings for Office 365?

This FAQ was last modified on: Monday, August 22, 2016 01:19pm

 IMAP Settings:

  • Server Name:  outlook.office365.com
  • Port:  993
  • Encryption Method:  SSL
  • Username:  gtaccount@gatech.edu
  • Password:  Your GT Password

Each IMAP email client is unique in how to configure a New IMAP Account, but these are the generally settings that should be required.

****Please note that POP is not an allowed protocol within Office 365 Outlook!

Please note that your username is not your email address in most cases.  It is a derivative of your GT Account, gtaccount@gatech.edu, i.e. gtburdell@gatech.edu, not george.p.burdell@dept.gatech.edu.

SMTP Settings:

  • Server Name:  smtp.office365.com
  • Port: 587
  • Encryption Method: TLS
  • Username:  gtaccount@gatech.edu
  • Password:  Your GT Password

Please note you can also find these settings within Office 365 Outlook here.

Please note in order to use Office 365 as your SMTP server, you must have an Office 365 Mailbox.  You can make this selection within PassPort.  GT does not currently offer an authenticated SMTP service for non-GT-mailbox users, i.e. email forwarders.