Setup Comcast Email (Outlook 2016) - - Windows Tips and Tricks with Geek

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Setup Comcast Email (Outlook 2016)


1 Comcast Client Question

In order to proceed we need to know which client you're wanting to use with your email.

Your client is the interface you use to access your email. This may be a webpage or a software program.

Windows Mail Windows mail icon
Mac MailMac Mail icon
Outlook 2016Outlook icon

Thirdly, we will use Outlook 2016

2 IMAP vs POP3

Both IMAP and POP3 are email protocols. IMAP stands for Internet Message Access ProtocolPOP3 stands for Post Office Protocol.

POP was the original protocol designed to download your emails to your local drive. IMAP came later and keeps your emails on the server.

Advantages of POP

  • Mail is stored locally on your computer and is accessible even without internet connection.
  • Internet connection is needed only for sending and receiving mail.
  • Option to leave copy of mail on server.
  • Consolidate multiple email accounts and servers into one inbox.

Advantages of IMAP

  • Mail is stored on a remote server and accessible from multiple different locations.
  • An Internet connection is needed to access mail.
  • Faster overview as only headers are downloaded until content is explicitly requested.
  • Mail is automatically backed up if server is managed properly.
  • Saves local storage space.
  • Option to store mail locally.

We recommend using IMAP. It's a more modern protocol. IMAP allows you to store your email on remote servers and synchronize your email among multiple devices, which is extremely important today, when most people have at least two devices - their laptop and smartphone.

3 Comcast Email Setup for Outlook 2016 (IMAP)

  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, and Outgoing mail server (SMTP) should be set to
    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.

No comments:

Post a Comment