How To Setup Proton Mail In Outlook?

The Proton Mail Bridge is an application that will run on your computer in the background, and it will automatically encrypt and decrypt the emails sent and received on your computer. The ProtonMail Bridge application works well with any account that supports the IMAP and SMTP protocols, for example, Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, and Apple Mail. To set up your ProtonMail account in any of these email clients, you must install ProtonMail Bridge on your computer and add your email account to it.This article deals with the procedure to setup Proton mail in Outlook. Before proceeding to the setup procedure, have a look at the IMAP and SMTP settings for a ProtonMail account.

Protonmail.Com- IMAP (Incoming Mail Server Settings)

  • Step 1:Account Type: IMAP
  • Step 2:User Name: The ProtonMail email address
  • Step 3:Password: The ProtonMail account password
  • Step 4:Server Hostname: 127.0.0.1
  • Step 5:Server Port number: 1143
  • Step 6:Authentication required: Yes, email address and email password.
  • Step 7:SSL/ TLS: Yes

Protonmail.Com - SMTP (Outgoing Mail Server Settings)

  • Step 1:Account Type: SMTP
  • Step 2:User Name: The ProtonMail email address
  • Step 3:Password: The ProtonMail email account password
  • Step 4:Server Hostname: 127.0.0.1
  • Step 5:Server Port number: 1025
  • Step 6:Authentication required: Yes, email address and email password.
  • Step 7:SSL/ TLS: Yes

Steps To Setup Proton Mail In Outlook 2016:

  • Step 1:Open Outlook 2016.
  • Step 2:Click the File tab followed by the Add Account button.
  • Step 3:In the welcome screen, enter the ProtonMail email address.
  • Step 4:Click Advanced options and enable the Let me set up my account manually checkbox.
  • Step 5:Select the IMAP option in the next window.
  • Step 6:On the next screen, you have to enter the incoming server and outgoing server details of your ProtonMail account.
  • Step 7:Click the Connect button.
  • Step 8:Now, you will be prompted to enter the password. Make sure you enter the password that was generated in the ProtonMail Bridge app while you added your email account to it.
  • Step 9:Your email account will be added to Outlook to setup Proton mail in Outlook.
  • Step 10:Again, click File followed by Account Settings.
  • Step 11:Once again, click Account Settings.
  • Step 12:Select your email account and click Change.
  • Step 13:Click the More Settings button and then go to the Advanced tab in the Internet Email Settings window.
  • Step 14:Enable the following checkboxes.
  • Step 15:Do not save copies of sent items
  • Step 16:Purge items when switching folders while online
  • Step 17:Now, you have successfully setup Proton Mail in Outlook.