A Comprehensive Guide on Setting up RoadRunner Email on Outlook

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Do you own a business and use RoadRunner as your ISP? The best thing about using RoadRunner as your Internet Service Provider is that its packages include one or more email accounts. Since you are already using Outlook, should you consider setting up RoadRunner email on Outlook?

Here’s an inclusive guide on adding your RoadRunner email account to Outlook.

Guide on Setting up RoadRunner Email on Outlook

RoadRunner allows you to access your emails on your preferred email clients. Microsoft Outlook is one of the most sought-after email clients that many users find it easy to send, reply, receive, and add attachments. You can set up your RoadRunner email account (or email clients) on Outlook and start accessing emails on the latter.

If you are looking for a complete step-by-step guide to setting up your RoadRunner Email on Outlook, go through this section right now. There are two ways or methods to complete the setup process – Automatic Configuration and Manual Configuration. Before you go ahead with the steps, go correct with the server setting details. Take a quick look at the table illustrated below.


Incoming Server Settings (IMAP) Outgoing Server Settings (SMTP)
RoadRunner Server Hostname (IMAP Server): RoadRunner Server Hostname (SMTPServer):
IMAP Port: 993 SMTP Port: 993
IMAP Security: SSL/ TLS SMTP Security: SSL/ TLS
Username: Your RoadRunner email address Username: Your RoadRunner email address
Password: Your RoadRunner email address password Password: Your RoadRunner email address password
Required Authentication: Yes Required Authentication: Yes

Method 1: Automatic Configuration –

This section covers the automatic set up process of your RoadRunner email account on Outlook.

  • Open your Outlook and click on the “File” tab.
  • You need to then open the category “Info”.
  • Go to the option “Account Settings”.
  • Select “Account Settings” from the menu, again.
  • You will see the new tab “Email”. Click on it and then select “New”.
  • In the section “Auto Account Setup”, enter the following information (under the option “Email Account”) –
  • Your name: Enter your complete name
  • Email Address: You will need to enter your Spectrum email address
  • Password: Now enter the Spectrum email account password
  • Re-enter Password: If prompted, enter the password again.
  • Click on the “Next” button to begin the process.
  • On successful completion of the auto process, a confirmation message will be displayed on your computer screen.
  • Click on the “Finish” button.
  • Press the “Close” button.

Method 2: Manual Configuration –

You can go for the manual configuration option if the first method failed. Here’s how you can add your RoadRunner account to Outlook.

  • Launch Outlook and navigate to the “File” tab.
  • Look to the left-hand side for the “Info” category. You will click on the “Account Settings” option.
  • From the drop-down menu, you will again click on the option “Account Settings”.
  • Click on the “New” option (in the “Email” tab).
  • Go to the bottom of the new page and select “Manual setup or additional server types”.
  • Click on the “Next” button.
  • On the next page, you will select “IMAP”, and click on the “Next” button.
  • Enter the below-mentioned details under “User Information” –
  • Name: Your complete name
  • Email Address: Enter your Spectrum email address.
  • Server Information (Account Type): IMAP
  • Incoming Mail Server:
  • Outgoing Mail Server:
  • Username: Your email address is the username
  • Password: Enter your email account password
  • Click on the check box “Remember Password” to save your password. (You may also click on the check box “Require logon by using Secure Password Authentication”).
  • To make sure or confirm that the Internet is well-connected to your computer and you are logged on to the servers, you need to click on “Test Account Settings”.
  • Click on the “Next” button.
  • Click on the “Next” button to finish the setup process.

You may try both these procedures to get your RoadRunner email account added to Outlook. Now, you don’t need to log into both the platforms to receive, read, and reply to emails.

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