Overview

This article covers how to setup your Conetix IMAP email account up in Microsoft’s “New” Outlook program, upon launching it for the first time.

Outlook (New) is not to be confused with the better known Outlook that has been in circulation since 1997, as it is a separate free program that is included with Windows 11.

More details regarding Outlook (New) can be found here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/outlook/outlook-for-windows

Differentiating Outlook New and Outlook Classic

To ensure you’re opening and using the correct program, you can use the following details to identify which app is which:

Outlook ClassicOutlook New
App Name: OutlookApp Name: Outlook (New)
Icon: Rectangle with Squares
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Icon: Pointed with Stripes
setup outlook (new) with imap email account
Included with: Microsoft 365Included with: Windows 11

For steps on instead setting your emails up in Outlook “Classic”, please see here;
https://conetix.com.au/support/new-mail-account-setup-outlook/

Instructions

  1. Open the Outlook (New) app.
  2. Enter your email address when presented with the “Welcome to new Outlook” screen.
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  1. Click Continue.
  2. A “Setting things up” screen will show, before returning you to the initial page.
    Click Advanced Setup.
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  1. Scroll down and click on IMAP.
setup outlook (new) with imap email account
  1. Enable the Show More option.
setup outlook (new) with imap email account
  1. Fill out the details with the correct connection settings for your account (these will have been provided to you upon completion of your migration or mailbox creation), then click Continue.
    Settings shown below are example-only.
setup outlook (new) with imap email account
  1. Click Continue to sync your emails to the Microsoft cloud.
    (This is a requirement on Microsoft’s end for using this app, and has no relation to Conetix’s services).
setup outlook (new) with imap email account
  1. A message saying “Waiting for IMAP” and “Setting things up” will display briefly.
  2. A message regarding Microsoft’s privacy policies will display – click Next to proceed.
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  1. Select whether or not to send Microsoft your usage data, then click Accept.
setup outlook (new) with imap email account
  1. A message regarding “connected experiences” will be presented – click Continue to proceed.
  2. Another message regarding applying language, time and theme settings will be displayed. Click Apply Settings or Skip to proceed.
  3. You will finally be taken to the main Inbox view of your email account, where you can now manage your emails.
setup outlook (new) with imap email account

You have now successfully added your email account into Outlook (New).

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