Microsoft Outlook is an application developed by Microsoft that allows users to manage their email and calendar, store names and numbers of their contacts, and even track their tasks. It has a lot of features that help users become more organized and productive during work. You can sync with other Microsoft apps which include Microsoft Office, Skype and OneDrive.
Microsoft Outlook is also backed by enterprise-grade security that ensures protection of your privacy and annoying spam emails. If you want to avail it’s premium version, it’s security features would include automatic deactivation of unsafe links in your email that may contain phishing scams, viruses, or malware. It would also include ransomware detection and recovery for your important files that are stored in OneDrive.
To add another layer of protection for your email account, you could always install a proxy server when using Microsoft Outlook. This is helpful if you want to hide your IP address when sending or receiving emails. Setting up Microsoft Outlook for a proxy server would take a bit longer compared to other applications as it has a lot more steps involved. You don’t have to worry though, we are here to guide you through it step-by-step. We’ll also be using a HTTPS proxy here so make sure you’re using an HTTPS proxy and not a HTTP proxy as HTTP proxy has no support for Outlook.
Let’s do it!
How To Use HTTPS Proxies With Microsoft Outlook
Step 1. Download and Install httport3snf.exe on the internet. You can search for “HTTport download”.
Step 2. After installing it, run it and select Port Mapping and then Add.
Step 3. Right click on the number below Local Port and select Edit to change it to the local port number for communication. (For example, 993)
Step 4. Now, right click on the name below Remote Host and select Edit to change it to the name of your POP3 server respectively. (For example, imap.gmail.com)
Step 5. Then, right click on the number below Remote port, click on Edit and change it to it’s usual number, 110.
Step 6. That was for incoming mail for Outlook. For outgoing mail, simply repeat steps 2,3,4,5 but change the values accordingly. Only Remote Port stays the same. (For example, you change 993 to 465 and imap.gmail.com to smtp.gmail.com)
Step 7. Select Proxy and input your IP address and Port number.
If your service provider or network administrator says that authentication is required, then click on proxy requires authentication checkbox and input the details here.
Step 8. Click Start to start the program.
Configure Microsoft Outlook Proxy Settings
Step 9. Open Outlook and click on File
Step 10. Select Account Settings..
Step 11. On the dropdown menu, click on Server Settings.
Step 12. A window will then pop-up, so click on Incoming Mail and copy the Server name and port number you used on steps 3 and 4.
Step 13. Select Outgoing Mail and also copy the Server name and port number you used on step 6.
Step 14. Click Next to save all your settings.
Congratulations! You have now set up a proxy server for Microsoft Outlook.