Connect an outlook account using SMTP to CardClan
Here is a Step by Step guide to connecting an outlook account using SMTP.
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- SMTP server name: smtp.office365.com
- SMTP port": 587
To send your first message, you first need to set up an email account at cardclan.io. You can add multiple accounts to the list of your sender email accounts.
In your account settings, navigate to the Email Accounts tab. Click the Add Email account button.
Fill in the following details in the form:
From name – a name the recipient will see on incoming messages from you.
From email – the email address from which the emails will be sent.
Username – your outlook email address for example firstname.lastname@example.org.
Password – your password for the outlook email account that you indicated in the Username field.
Fill in the rest of the settings:
SMTP Host – smtp.office365.com
SMTP Port – 587
If you want to receive replies on a different email, check the option to set a different "Reply to" address:
Additional settings if the connection failed
Please note that the connection to cardclan.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.
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 to 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 the email in the CardClan email settings.