How to change Mail Server Settings on Outlook application

Email Server Upgrade

Our guide below will show you how to open the Account Settings window in Outlook application so that you can change your server settings. Once you are done, you can test the new settings to ensure that Outlook client can communicate with your email account.

Changing the Incoming and Outgoing Server Settings in Outlook Application

The steps in this article will show you how to change the server settings for your existing email account in Outlook application. This includes the incoming and outgoing servers that your email account connects to for mail that you send, and mail that you receive.

  1. Open Outlook Application.
  2. Click the “File” tab at the top-left of the window.

    File Button
  3. Click the “Account Settings” button, then click “Account Settings” from the drop-down list.

    Account Settings
  4. Click the email account that you would like to modify from the list at the center of the window, then click the “Repair” button. This will take you directly to the server settings window whereas clicking “Change” will take you to a general settings window.

    Repair Button
  5. An addition dialogue box will appear. Tick the box under “Advanced options” to allow you to manually configure the server settings. Then click “Repair”.

    Repair Check-box
  6. Click inside the “Incoming mail server” & “Outgoing mail server” fields to change the respective settings. Once you are done, click the “Repair” button at the bottom of the window. On some versions of outlook, you will have to click “Next”.

    Click Next

    then your Outlook application will make sure that it can connect to your email servers. Otherwise it will close the account settings window.


This will conclude the set up process and you may proceed to utilize your mailbox as intended.