How to set up an Outlook account

To send your first message, you need to set up an email account in Snov.io. You can add multiple accounts to your email accounts list. Here’s the instruction on how to set up an Outlook account.

Outline:

  1. Settings while adding an Outlook account
  2. Additional settings if the connection failed

Settings while adding an Outlook account

In your account settings, go to the Email Accounts tab and click the Add button. You will see email account type options – Gmail, SMTP, Outlook, and Exchange.

Select the Outlook option in the pop-up window.

Then, fill in the SMTP Settings:

From name – a name the recipient will see in incoming messages from you.
From email – email address from which emails will be sent.
Username – your Outlook email address.
Password – your password from the email account that you indicated in the Username field.

outlook settings

Fill in the rest of the settings:

SMTP Host – the name of the email server smtp.office365.com
SMTP Port – port 587 for email sending and settings for using TLS.
Messages per day – the maximum number of messages that can be sent from this account per day. This parameter shouldn’t exceed the limit set by your provider (if applicable).
Delay (in seconds) – the time interval between sending emails. The delay between messages cannot be less than the default one (5 sec).

Next, fill in the IMAP Settings so that we can track replies to campaigns sent from this email account:

IMAP Hostoutlook.office365.com
IMAP Port – port 993 and settings for using SSL.

Now check the validity of the entered data by clicking the Send a test email to check connection button.  

A connection to the test server will be established. If it is successful, you will see a Success icon.

Click the Save Settings button and build your first drip email campaign.

Additional settings if the connection failed

Please note that the connection to Snov.io can fail to succeed. You will need to enable two-step verification and create an app password:

1. Set up 2-Step Authentication in Outlook

Setting up two-step verification is a reasonable way to keep your account secure. Besides, it will help avoid difficulties with the connection. 

To set up 2-Step Authentication, follow the instructions:  

Step 1. Go to Security settings and sign in with your Microsoft account.

Step 2. In the Two-step verification section, choose Set up two-step verification to turn it on.

Step 3. Follow the instructions. You may optionally set up your smartphone with an app password if you sync your Outlook email on the phone.

2. Setting up an app password

An app password is a password generated in a random way that you provide only once instead of your regular password while signing in to an app or device that doesn’t support two-step verification.

To create an app password, take the following steps:

Step 1. Navigate to Security settings and sign in with your Microsoft account.

Step 2. In the App passwords section, choose Create a new app password.

Step 3. Copy the generated app password.

Step 4. Enter the generated app password instead of your regular password to the Outlook email account while setting up a Snov.io account.

That’s all. Watch this in action:

Now you are ready to launch an email drip campaign