How do I change the server timeouts in Microsoft Outlook?

EQ Admin

EQ Forum Admin
Staff member

Do you have a pop3 account that frequently ties out due to connection problems? One of the troubleshooting steps that you can try is to increase the mail server timeouts from 1 minute to a longer time such as 10 minutes. To change your server timeouts please follow these steps:
  • Open Microsoft Outlook
  • Go to the Tools menu and select Email Accounts
  • Select View or Change Existing Email Accounts and press the Next button
  • Highlight the POP3 account having the and click the Change button
  • Click the More Settings button.
Microsoft Outlook - More Settings.JPG
  • Select the Advanced Tab
  • Scroll the server timeouts bar to the right
Microsoft Outlook - Server Timeouts.JPG
  • Click OK to save the change
Last edited: