Comcast email settings 2020 – Configure Comcast SMTP and IMAP Email for Outlook

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Emails are one of the best ways to stay connected to others in the professional domain. Email services are used by almost everyone be it- students, or professionals. However, one thing that can create a problem in using any email service is the improper configuration that can lead to the “not working” issue with that email. Comcast email users often seem to get confused with the Xfinity email settings.

Due to incorrect configuration of Comcast email 2020, they end up messing the entire email set up. This article will give a useful insight on the correct way to set up Comcast email in Outlook, Android and iPhone.

By adding Xfinity email on your android or iPhone device, you can access your emails from anywhere and at any time with ease. Now you need not rely on the computers to check your emails. The post will guide you towards the complete Comcast email settings with which you can link Comcast email in Outlook or mobile phone easily.

Requirements and other conditions for Comcast email setup 2020

Before we begin with the Comcast email IMAP settings, it is important for you to understand the basic requirements and conditions to configure Comcast email in Outlook or android device or an iPhone. Here are the things you should make sure of-

  • In order to carry out the settings for Comcast email, you must have a stable internet speed and connectivity. Make sure that the device you are using to link Comcast email with is connected to the internet properly.
  • You must possess a valid Xfinity email id and password as these details will be used at the time of set up.
  • You should take a backup of the important documents/files and emails prior to the configuration. The settings will hardly make changes to the data stored in your Comcast email account. Backup should be done only as a safety precaution.


How to Configure SMTP and IMAP Email

Comcast users should know that it no longer supports the use of port 25 for sending email. In case you are using an older email client (Outlook Express, Outlook, Mac Mail, etc.) with this port number then you can face all sorts of problem in sending the email.

The server settings for Comcast email SMTP and IMAP is mentioned below-

  • Incoming mail server
  • Incoming mail server port number: 993 or 143 with SSL ON
  • Outgoing mail server name:
  • Outgoing email server port number: Set the port number to either 587 (SMTP) or 465 (SMTPS)
  • SSL Encryption: checked
  • Authentication: select the “yes” option as Xfinity username and password will be required for authentication.

Once the settings are applied, make sure to restart your device (computer or mobile phone) so that the changes can get reflected in your email account. You can then access your Comcast emails easily.

Comcast Email Settings 2020 for Outlook

The Comcast email settings given below can be accomplished for all the version of MS Outlook be it – Outlook 2007, 2003, 365, 2010.

  • Go to the “program files” under the “start” sub-menu to open Outlook.
  • Run the Internet connection wizard and click on the “create a new internet mail account”.
  • Hit the “next” button
  • Enter a name for the email account in displayed menu-box and click “next.”
  • Enter the full Comcast email address on the displayed screen then click “next.”
  • Select “POP3” on the drop-down menu and enter the following information-
    • Incoming mail
    • Outgoing mail
    • Account name: enter your email address. The account name is the part of email id before the @symbol.
    • Password: Enter the account password.
  • Place a check across the “remember password” option so that the account automatically logs in whenever you open Outlook. Uncheck this option if you wish to enter the password manually.
  • Select the “next” option and then the “finish” option to complete the set up for this phase of Comcast Email configuration.
  • Go to the “Internet Account” window and click on the “properties” option.
  • Put a check across the option “my server requires authentication” then click “settings.”
  • You need to choose the “use same settings as my incoming mail server” option in the “outgoing mail server” box, and then click “ok.”
  • Go to the “advanced” settings to change the “outgoing mail SMTP” port number to 587.
  • Click on the “ok” tab to finish the linking of Comcast email in Outlook.

Xfinity email POP settings

For smooth functioning of Comcast email, POP settings are not recommended to the users. When you use multiple devices to access Comcast through POP settings, the experience of using Comcast email is not up to the mark. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you choose IMAP over POP since this will keep your emails in sync across different devices. But in case you still want to use POP settings due to any reason, you can use the given information and make the necessary changes-

  • Incoming mail server
  • Incoming mail server port number: Set the port number to 995 (POP3 With SSL)

 Add Windows live mail for Comcast

Linking Windows live mail in Comcast is not that tough as it might appear to you. Simply follow the instructions given below to complete the setup of Windows live mail in Comcast 2020-

  • Open the live mail app and go to the “tools” option.
  • Now under the “account” tab, click on the “add” option.
  • Provide your Comcast email address along with the password in the field given on the screen.
  • Select the “POP3” option from the drop-down menu and enter the following-
    • Incoming mail
    • Incoming port number: 995
    • SSL required: checked
    • Outgoing mail
    • Outgoing port number: 465
  • Click on the “next” button to complete the Windows live mail configuration in Comcast.

Important points to be noted

  • The incoming port number 110 is not supported by Comcast anymore for POP settings.
  • To use POP settings for Xfinity email setup, you need to change the port number to the one given above.
  • The port configuration can be found under the advanced settings depending on the email app you are using.