Centurylink email settings for Outlook

On this page you find the Centurylink mail settings for Outlook. Follow the step-by-step Outlook guide or use the settings overview with the imap and pop3 server email settings for Centurylink.

Mail settings Centurylink

POP / IMAP pop3
Incoming server pop.centurylink.net
Incoming port 993
SSl (security) incoming ssl
Outgoing server pop.centurylink.net
Outgoing port 143
Requires sign-in yes

Outlook guide to setup Centurylink mail

1 Start Outlook, click the File tab and click in the category information Account Settings

2 Click in the tab Email on New.

3 Switch on Server Settings and click Next.

4 Select Internet Email Addresses, click Next and enter the following data among user data:

Your name: Your full name.
Email Address: your Centurylink email address.

5 In the box Type Account below Server Information, select pop3 and fill out the following information:

Incoming e-mail: pop.centurylink.net
Incoming port: 993

Outgoing e-mail: pop.centurylink.net
Outgoing port: 143

6 Under Login Information fill in the following settings:

E-mail: your Centurylink email-adress
Password: your Centurylink email-password

Login with security: ssl

7 Click on Test Account Settings. If all goes well, click next and then finish.

Question and Answer

Have a question regarding your Outlook email setup or think you can help other Centurylink users out? Please comment below!

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    6 months ago
  • I am trying to get email to work on my desktop PC using MS Outlook 2016. During set-up I used "smtp.centurylink.net" as the setting for outgoing mail. I get an error message that Outlook can not connect to it. Am I using the wrong name ? I know I have entered my username and password correctly since this email address works just fine on a Mac laptop. What do you suggest ? Thanks, Gary

    7 months ago
  • can I access my email on a desktop pc and a laptop

    8 months ago
  • cannot recall my password. how do I request a temp password to access my email account and reset so that I can add my Centruy Link email account to Outlook?

    8 months ago
  • How to get my email to work

    8 months ago
  • Instructions seem to be old or incorrect. I started my desktop Outlook, clicked on File, then on Account Settings. There is no Email tab (step 2 above) so there is now New option and one can go no further using these instructions.

    1 year ago
  • My email stopped downloading two(2) days ago on my iPhone. The system asks for a password but It doesn’t accept the one I have. I camt find reset password on your site. Help!

    1 year ago
  • WE RCENTLY SWITCHED TO CENTURY LINK. OUTLOOK WORKS PART OF THE TIME BUT CONTINUALLY ASKS FOR PASSWORD AND TELLS ME TO LOG IN THRU GMAIL. I HAVE LOGGED IN DIRECTLY IN GMAIL AND VERIFIED THE PASSWORD BUT THIS HAS NOT HELPED. SHOULD I CHANGE THE SERVER SETTING? IF SO WHAT SHOULD THEY BE. POP.CENTURYLINK.NET AS INCOMING DOES NOT WORK.

    1 year ago
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    2 years ago
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