Outlook 2013 uses different ports on your computer to send and receive email messages. The one that it uses to send messages, called the SMTP port, can vary depending upon the settings that your email service provider has configured. However, some Internet service providers (ISPs) block some outgoing ports, which could cause problems for you where you are unable to send messages.
Our guide below will show you where to find the outgoing SMTP port setting for your email address in Outlook 2013. You will then be able to change that port number to something else if you are attempting to troubleshoot an issue that you are having.
Where to Find the Outlook 2013 SMTP Port Number
The steps in this article will show you how to find the SMTP port number of an email account that is currently set up in Outlook 2013. If you are looking for the SMTP port number because you are having a problem sending mail and a troubleshooting guide has suggested changing it, then you will be able to do so by deleting the number that you find in this guide, then replacing it with the recommended number.
Step 1: Open Outlook 2013.
Step 2: Click the File tab at the top-left corner of the window.
Step 3: Click the Account Settings button at the center of the window, then click the Account Settings drop-down option.
Step 4: Select the account for which you want to find the SMTP port number, then click the Change button.
Step 5: Click the More Settings button at the bottom-right corner of the window.
Step 6: Click the Advanced tab at the top of the window.
Step 7: Find your current SMTP port number to the right of Outgoing server (SMTP). If you need to change it, delete the current port number, enter the new port number, then click the OK button.
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Kermit Matthews is a freelance writer based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with more than a decade of experience writing technology guides. He has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Computer Science and has spent much of his professional career in IT management.
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