Your Email account settings are out of date

Your Email account settings are out of date

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Your Email account settings are out of date

How to fix Your Email account settings are out of date

Electronic mail (email or e-mail) is a method of exchanging emails between people using electronic devices. Email accounts can be configured on the email clients like Mail app, Outlook, Thunderbird, etc. via the POP, IMAP, and MAPI protocols.

Invalid Security Certificate, Invalid or Incorrect Password, Incorrect Date and Time can trigger Your Email account settings are out of date.

Error Message
  • Your Email account settings are out of date
  • Your Btinternet account settings are out of date
  • Your Comcast account settings are out of date
  • Your SBCglobal account settings are out of date
  • Your Bellsouth account settings are out of date
  • Your Verizon account settings are out of date

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Causes of "Your Email account settings are out of date"

Below mentioned are the various potential triggers that cause Your Email account settings are out of date.

  • Invalid Security Certificate
  • Invalid or Incorrect Password
  • Incorrect Date and Time

Resolution of "Your Email account settings are out of date"

We have made a list of resolutions to Fix the Error Your Email account settings are out of date. We have listed the solutions in order to resolve the error.

Performing the below-mentioned solutions and workarounds help to resolve the error Your Email account settings are out of date.

  • Click the Fix button
  • Update Password
  • Check Time and Date Settings
  • Synchronize with an Internet Time Server
  • Check Security Certificates
  • Run Windows Update Troubleshooter
  • Run Windows Update
  • Reconfigure your Email account
Solution
1

Click the Fix button

The most common cause of “Your Email account settings are out of date” is an incorrect password. Click on Fix account in the notification bar at the top of the Mail or Outlook app. If your password is incorrect, you’ll get a prompt asking you to update your password. Enter the new password and choose Done.

This is the quickest and simplest solution to fix the error Your Email account settings are out of date but it’s not a guaranteed solution and is worth a try.

Password Prompt Windows Mail
Solution
2

Update password

If you have updated your password for your email account through any means like webmail, other email programs, or any other device then the windows mail app will show the error “Your Email account settings are out of date”. You need to update the password in the Windows mail account settings.

  • Click on Start and type mail in the search. Select the Mail app from the results.
  • Click on the Settings(gear) icon from the lower-left corner of the mail app and select Manage accounts from the settings pane.
Manage Accounts Windows Mail
  • Click on the account for which you want to change settings.
  • Update the password and click on Save.

Check if the issue Your Email account settings are out of date has been resolved.

Solution
3

Check Time and Date Settings

Incorrect Date and Time can be the primary cause of the error Your Email account settings are out of date.
Correct the Date and Time as per geographical location to fix the error “Your Email account settings are out of date”. In Date & time, you can choose to let Windows set your time and time zone automatically, or you can set them manually.

  • At the bottom-right corner of the screen, in the Windows Notification Area, Right Click or Tap the date and time.
  • Click Adjust date/time.
  • Make sure your Date and Time zone are set properly.
  • If not, adjust the date and time manually by turning off the Set time automatically option, then click the Change button.
  • Change the date and time with the current date and time and click on the Change button.
Check Time and Date Settings
Another Way

To set your time and time zone in Windows 10, go to Start  > Settings  > Time & language > Date & time.

Solution
4

Synchronize with an Internet Time Server

Oddly enough, try stoping the device from syncing with the internet time

  • Control Panel > Clock, Language and Region > Date and Time > Internet Time and unchecking the sync with internet time option.
Synchronize with an Internet Time Server

This workaround may solve the error Your Email account settings are out of date straight away.

Solution
5

Check Security Certificates

If the problem is not time-related, then you can go for another method which is checking the security certificate. If there is no SSL certificate setting, follow the upcoming steps;

  • Go to Settings, then click Manage Accounts.
  • Select the account which is showing the issue.
  • Select the option Change mailbox sync settings < Advanced mailbox settings. Select the option Advanced mailbox settings from the drop-down menu.
  • Check the option ‘Require SSL for incoming email’ and ‘Require SSL for outgoing email’ then Save it.
Check Security Certificates
Solution
6

Run Windows Update Troubleshooter

First of all, please try to run the Windows Update Troubleshooter, as an error in the update program can also cause the error Your Email account settings are out of date

  • Start > Settings > Update & Security > Troubleshoot > Additional troubleshooters.
  • Next, under Get up and running, select Windows Update > Run the troubleshooter.
Run Windows Update Troubleshooter

If Windows Update Troubleshooter does not resolve the problem, please try the following steps (Be aware that the PC will restart automatically afterward):

  • Please click the Windows button and R at the same time
  • Write powershell
  • Give this command
    • Get-AppXPackage | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$ ($ _. InstallLocation) AppXManifest.xml”};
  • Your computer will restart automatically.

Since all apps have now been refreshed, please test whether the problem still exists.

Solution
7

Run Windows Update

Now as you are aware that there is no error in the update program that can also cause this error, please check your device for updates. Windows update helps you fix some bugs and improve your windows reliability.
Go to Settings > Update and Security > Windows Update and click “Check for Update.”

Run Windows Update

After the update, restart your computer and check whether the problem is fixed.

Solution
8

Reconfigure your Email account

In order to rectify and resolve the error “Your Email account settings are out of date”, we need to delete the Outlook account and add it again.

  • Click on Start and type mail in the search. Select the Mail app from the results.
  • Click on the Settings(gear) icon from the lower-left corner of the mail app and select Manage accounts from the settings pane.
  • Click on the account that you want to remove.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to finish removing the account.

After removing the account, you need to add the account.

Delete Account Windows Mail
  • In the Mail app, click on the Settings(gear) icon from the lower-left corner of the mail app and select Manage accounts from the settings pane.
  • Click on Add account and choose the type of account you want to add.
Add Account Windows Mail
  • Enter the email address, password, and account name and select Sign in.
  • Choose Done and your data will start syncing.

Add an account using advanced setup

  • Select the last option Advanced setup from the Choose an account window.
Choose an Account Windows Mail
  • Enter the following information in the Advanced setup window.
    • Email address
    • User name
    • Password
    • Account name: You can choose any name and it will reflect in the left pane of the Mail app.
    • Send your messages using this name: The recipients will see this name when they receive your emails.
    • Incoming email server You can get this information from your ISP or administrator. Usually, an incoming mail server address is in the format of imap.google.com.
    • Account type Choose POP3 or IMAP4. Most email accounts use IMAP4. If you don’t know which one to choose, contact your ISP.
    • Outgoing (SMTP) email server You can get this information from your ISP or administrator. Usually, an outgoing email server address is in the format of smtp.google.com.
Advanced Setup Windows Mail
Internet Email Account Windows Mail
  • Once you’ve entered all the required information, select Sign in > Done.
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Your Btinternet account settings are out of date

Btinternet Mail is an email service launched by a United Kingdom company. Users can access and manage their emails using a webmail interface, accessible using a standard web browser. Btinternet Mail can be configured on the email clients like Mail app, Outlook, Thunderbird, etc. via the POP and IMAP protocols.

Invalid Security Certificate, Invalid or Incorrect Password, Incorrect Date and Time can trigger Your Btinternet account settings are out of date.

Your Btinternet account settings are out of date

Btinternet Mail POP and IMAP Settings

Protocol Server Settings Port Settings
POP 3 Incoming mail server (POP3): mail.btinternet.com SSL – 995
Outgoing mail server (SMTP): mail.btinternet.com
Authentication: Yes
SSL or TLS – 465
IMAP Incoming mail server (IMAP): mail.btinternet.com SSL – 993
Outgoing mail server (SMTP): mail.btinternet.com
SMTP authentication: On
“Secure Password Authentication” (SPA): Off
SSL or TLS – 465

Make sure ‘Outgoing server requires authentication‘ is checked.

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Your Comcast account settings are out of date

Comcast Mail is an email service launched by an American multinational telecommunications company. Users can access and manage their emails using a webmail interface, accessible using a standard web browser. Comcast Mail can be configured on the email clients like Mail app, Outlook, Thunderbird, etc. via the POP and IMAP protocols.

Invalid Security Certificate, Invalid or Incorrect Password, Incorrect Date and Time can trigger Your Comcast account settings are out of date.

Your Comcast account settings are out of date

Comcast Mail POP and IMAP Settings

Protocol Server Settings Port Settings
POP 3 Incoming mail server (POP3): pop3.comcast.net SSL – 995
Outgoing mail server (SMTP): smtp.comcast.net
Authentication: Yes
SSL or TLS – 465 or 587
IMAP Incoming mail server (IMAP): imap.comcast.net SSL – 993
Outgoing mail server (SMTP): smtp.comcast.net
SMTP authentication: On
SSL or TLS – 465 or 587

Make sure ‘Outgoing server requires authentication‘ is checked.

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Your SBCglobal account settings are out of date

SBCglobal is one of the most popular and accessible email services used to send and receive emails. Users can access and manage their emails using a webmail interface, accessible using a standard web browser. SBCglobal Mail can be configured on the email clients like Mail app, Outlook, Thunderbird, etc. via the POP and IMAP protocols.

Invalid Security Certificate, Invalid or Incorrect Password, Incorrect Date and Time can trigger Your SBCglobal account settings are out of date.

Your SBCglobal account settings are out of date

SBCglobal Mail POP and IMAP Settings

Protocol Server Settings Port Settings
POP 3 Incoming mail server (POP3): inbound.att.net SSL – 995
Outgoing mail server (SMTP): outbound.att.net
Authentication: Yes
SSL – 465
IMAP Incoming mail server (IMAP): imap.mail.att.net SSL – 993
Outgoing mail server (SMTP): smtp.mail.att.net
SMTP authentication: On
SSL or TLS – 465 or 587

Make sure ‘Outgoing server requires authentication‘ is checked.

Bonus
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Your Bellsouth account settings are out of date

Bellsouth is one of the most popular and accessible email services used to send and receive emails. Users can access and manage their emails using a webmail interface, accessible using a standard web browser. Bellsouth Mail can be configured on the email clients like Mail app, Outlook, Thunderbird, etc. via the POP and IMAP protocols.

Invalid Security Certificate, Invalid or Incorrect Password, Incorrect Date and Time can trigger Your Bellsouth account settings are out of date.

Your Bellsouth account settings are out of date

Bellsouth Mail POP and IMAP Settings

Protocol Server Settings Port Settings
POP 3 Incoming mail server (POP3): inbound.att.net SSL – 995
Outgoing mail server (SMTP): outbound.att.net
Authentication: Yes
SSL – 465
IMAP Incoming mail server (IMAP): imap.mail.att.net SSL – 993
Outgoing mail server (SMTP): smtp.mail.att.net
SMTP authentication: On
SSL or TLS – 465 or 587

Make sure ‘Outgoing server requires authentication‘ is checked.

Bonus
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Your Verizon account settings are out of date

Verizon is one of the most popular and accessible email services used to send and receive emails. Users can access and manage their emails using a webmail interface, accessible using a standard web browser. Verizon Mail can be configured on the email clients like Mail app, Outlook, Thunderbird, etc. via the POP and IMAP protocols.

Invalid Security Certificate, Invalid or Incorrect Password, Incorrect Date and Time can trigger Your Verizon account settings are out of date.

Your Verizon account settings are out of date

Verizon Mail POP and IMAP Settings

Protocol Server Settings Port Settings
POP 3 Incoming mail server (POP3): pop.verizon.net SSL – 995
Outgoing mail server (SMTP): smtp.verizon.net
Authentication: Yes
SSL – 465
IMAP Incoming mail server (IMAP): imap.aol.com SSL – 993
Outgoing mail server (SMTP): smtp.verizon.net
SMTP authentication: On
SSL – 465

Make sure ‘Outgoing server requires authentication‘ is checked.

We’ve compiled all the resolutions and workarounds verified by the experts to fix the mentioned error. These resolutions and workarounds helped the users to fix the error on their system. Try implementing these resolutions on your computer and if the preceding suggestions fail to solve the error, please feel free to Ask an Expert.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Why I am getting Your Email account settings are out of date?

    Your Email account settings are out of date tends to appear due to Incorrect Password, Date and Time, or Invalid Security Certificate.
  2. Why I am getting Your Btinternet account settings are out of date?

    Your Btinternet account settings are out of date tends to appear due to Incorrect Password, Date and Time, or Invalid Security certificate.
  3. Why I am getting Your Comcast account settings are out of date?

    Your Comcast account settings are out of date tends to appear due to Incorrect Password, Date and Time, or Invalid Security certificate.
  4. Why I am getting Your Bellsouth account settings are out of date?

    Your Bellsouth account settings are out of date tends to appear due to Incorrect Password, Date and Time, or Invalid Security certificate.
  5. Why I am getting Your Verizon account settings are out of date?

    Your Verizon account settings are out of date tends to appear due to Incorrect Password, Date and Time, or Invalid Security certificate.

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