MS Outlook comes in the list of influential third-party email clients such as Apple Bird, Thunderbird, and Mailbird. It’s a prevalent desktop email client that many email users use to set their email accounts and use them smoothly and hassle-free. MS Outlook makes the whole process of checking, changing, and email management of multiple accounts rapid and easy. Are you planning to setup Comcast email in Outlook rather than using it on your browser? If so, read this guide from the beginning till the end. You’ll find the exact setup process for configuring your mail account on Outlook.

 

Prerequisites to Successfully Setup Comcast Email in Outlook

Before you start to add Comcast email to Outlook, you must know some important prerequisites. 

  1. A robust internet connection.
  2. A backup of the data of your Comcast email account. It will prevent the occurrence of crucial data loss. 
  3. All the details of your Comcast webmail account like your email address, password, and username for setting everything properly.
  4. The right Comcast email server settings for your MS Outlook. The settings differ according to varied Outlook versions.

After you fulfill all these prerequisites, you can begin to configure Comcast email to Outlook. Now you only need to follow the stepwise instructions in the succeeding portions of this article very carefully.

 

Process of Configuring the Comcast Email Account in MS Outlook (Version 2013 and Above)

Configuring the Comcast email account in MS Outlook needs you to follow only a couple of instructions carefully. These are given below. 

  1. Start by launching the primary MS Outlook interface. After opening the application on the desktop, search for the option of ‘File.’ Then tap on it to open ‘File Group.’ 
  2. From the menu of file-group, tap ‘Info’ to tap on the icon below, which is written ‘Account Settings.’
  3. Now you’ll be able to choose the option of ‘Account Settings.’
  4. After you choose it, you’ll see a pop-up box. Tap on the ‘Email’ tab below it. 
  5. Now, tap on the option of ‘New’ to open the ‘Add New Account wizard.’
  6. In the dialogue box of ‘New Email Account,’ tap on the checkbox that says, ‘Manual setup or additional server types’ with the ‘Next button. Let all the other text fields remain blank.
  7. Now, choose the option of ‘Internet Email’ from the ‘Choose Service’ page. Tap ‘Next.’
  8. Now, you’ll be taken to another dialogue box where you are required to tap on the tab of ‘User Information.’ Here you will type the user data of the Comcast webmail in the appropriate fields. 
  9. After you are done typing the user data information, tap on the option of ‘Type of Account’ to select POP3 or IMAP from the dropdown list. 

 

Comcast Email Server Settings for IMAP and POP3 Account Type

If you want to access Comcast email in Outlook, you need to configure the proper server settings. On choosing ‘IMAP Account Type,’ you need to set it in the following manner.

  1. The incoming email server is imap.comcast.net.
  2. The outgoing email server is smtp.comcast.net. 

 On choosing ‘POP3 Account Type’, you need to set it in the following manner.

  1. The incoming email server is mail.comcast.net.
  2. The outgoing email server is smtp.comcast.net. 

In the section of ‘Logon Information’ input Comcast email account data that is given below:

  1. Username is your Comcast account username.
  2. Password is your Comcast account password.
  3. Check the ‘Remember Password’ checkbox so that Outlook saves the password you entered. 
  4. Check the checkbox of ‘Require logon using Secure Password Authentication (SPA).’
  5. Now tap ‘More Settings.’
  6. Tap the ‘Outgoing Server’ tab. Click the ‘My Outgoing Server (SMTP) requires authentication checkbox. Confirm to use the same settings on your email server by choosing its radio button.
  7. Tap ‘Advanced,’ and there you need to fill in server settings related to it.

     

    Advanced Email Server Settings of IMAP and POP3 Account Types

    You need to fill out the advanced email server settings of Comcast for your account type very carefully. If your account type is IMAP, enter the following information.

    1. The incoming port number is 143/993.
    2. The incoming encrypted connection is SSL.
    3. The outgoing port number is 465.
    4. The outgoing encrypted connection is TLS.
    5. Requires authentication is ‘Yes.’

    If your account type is POP3, enter the following information.

    1. The incoming port number is 993.
    2. The incoming encrypted connection is SSL.
    3. The outgoing port number is 587.
    4. The outgoing encrypted connection is TLS.
    5. Requires authentication is ‘Yes.’

    Now the last step to do is tap on ‘Test Account Settings and the button of ‘Next’ to configure Comcast email to Outlook successfully. Lastly, tap ‘Finish’ to exit this process. 

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    How to Setup Comcast Email in Outlook (Mac)

    For configuring Outlook in your Mac device, pay close attention to all the steps. The instructions are given below.

    1. Locate Outlook below the applications in Finder.
    2. Choose ‘Tools’ and then tap on ‘Email Accounts.’
    3. To begin setting up a new account, tap ‘Add a new email account’ and then hit Enter.
    4. Select the email type of Comcast (POP3) and tap ‘Next.’
    5. Input the required information in the appropriate box. Type your email address.
    6. Specify the Server Information. From the dropdown menu, select ‘POP3’ and input mail.comcast.net. Select ‘SMTP’ for the outgoing mail server and input smtp.comcast.net. 
    7. Type your user name and your password in the relevant boxes. 
    8. Ensure the proper functioning of your account by tapping ‘Test Account Settings.’ 
    9. Give a name to your account by tapping ‘More Settings’ and then tapping ‘General.’
    10. Tap ‘OK,’ ‘Next,’ and then ‘Finish.’

     

    Closing Words

    Remember that in order to successfully setup Comcast email in Outlook, you need to have a good internet connection. You can easily configure the email account in MS Outlook by following the instructions carefully. Ensure that you type in the Comcast email server settings for IMAP and POP3 account types accurately. If you are a Mac user, set the email according to your specific instructions. Contact Comcast customer service if you face any issues.


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