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How to Set Up Comcast Email on Microsoft Outlook

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Introduction

Setting up Outlook to check your Comcast Email is fast and simple. It's easier to use and manage, in many cases, than your webmail, and you'll receive instant updates when you get new messages. This guide will take you through the setup step by step.
Before You Begin:
Comcast Xfinity Password
You will need to know your Comcast password to properly set everything up. If you need to, you can verify you have the right password, and even reset it should you need to.
Xfinity and outlook logos

1 Comcast Email Setup for Outlook

  1. Open Outlook.
    Outlook icon
  2. Click the File menu.
    Outlook file menu
  3. Click Add Account.
    Outlook add account button
  4. Select Manual setup or additional server types and click Next.
    Outlook 2016 manual setup
  5. Select POP or IMAP. Click Next.
    Outlook pop or imap selection
  6. Within POP and IMAP Account Settings, fill out Your Name and full Email Address.
  7. For Server Information, select IMAP for Account Type. Incoming mail server should be set to imap.comcast.net, and Outgoing mail server (SMTP) should be set to smtp.comcast.net.
    Comcast account settings for Outlook
  8. Next to Logon Information, fill in your User Name and Password and put a check next to Remember password. Then click the More Settings button.
    Comcast's outlook information
  9. Go to the Outgoing Server tab. Enable My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication and Use the same settings as my incoming mail server.
    Outgoing server settings
  10. Go to the Advanced tab. For port settings, set Incoming server (IMAP) to 993 with SSL encryption, then set Outgoing server (SMTP) to 587 with TLS encryption.
    Outlook advanced email settings
  11. Click OK then Next when finished.
  12. Click Close if the account logs in properly.
  13. Click Finish.
    Click finish.

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Setting up Outlook to check your Comcast Email is fast and simple. It's easier to use and manage, in many cases, than your webmail, and you'll receive instant updates when you get new messages. This guide will take you through the setup step by step.
Before You Begin:
Comcast Xfinity Password
You will need to know your Comcast password to properly set everything up. If you need to, you can verify you have the right password, and even reset it should you need to.
Xfinity and outlook logos
  1. Open Outlook.
    Outlook icon
  2. Click the File menu.
    Outlook file menu
  3. Click Add Account.
    Outlook add account button
  4. Select Manual setup or additional server types and click Next.
    Outlook 2016 manual setup
  5. Select POP or IMAP. Click Next.
    Outlook pop or imap selection
  6. Within POP and IMAP Account Settings, fill out Your Name and full Email Address.
  7. For Server Information, select IMAP for Account Type. Incoming mail server should be set to imap.comcast.net, and Outgoing mail server (SMTP) should be set to smtp.comcast.net.
    Comcast account settings for Outlook
  8. Next to Logon Information, fill in your User Name and Password and put a check next to Remember password. Then click the More Settings button.
    Comcast's outlook information
  9. Go to the Outgoing Server tab. Enable My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication and Use the same settings as my incoming mail server.
    Outgoing server settings
  10. Go to the Advanced tab. For port settings, set Incoming server (IMAP) to 993 with SSL encryption, then set Outgoing server (SMTP) to 587 with TLS encryption.
    Outlook advanced email settings
  11. Click OK then Next when finished.
  12. Click Close if the account logs in properly.
  13. Click Finish.
    Click finish.