My mail.office365.com aka outlook.office.com account has asked me to reconnected my mail.live.com account. This is what I have tried.
9:24 am at mail.office365.com...
- Clicked Settings > Mail > Connected accounts > New
- Added my mail.live.com email ([email protected]) and password.
- Clicked OK.
The result says
Unsecured connection: A secured connection couldn't be established to this account. Not all providers offer secured connects. Click OK to try an unsecured connection. Click Skip to configure your account settings.
9:25 am at mail.live.com...
[email protected] inbox receives an email from the Microsoft account team, which cues me to "Review recent activity." I can see that activity but have no other action for me to take.
9:32 am at mail.office365.com...
- Clicked OK to try an unsecured connection.
- Microsoft tells me, "We couldn't connect to the server for you other account..." and cues to me to choose either POP or IMAP.
- I try with both IMAP and POP.
IMAP failed with this message:
A test connection to that account wasn't successful. Either the email address or password that you typed isn't correct.
POP failed with this message:
Couldn't log on to the specified mail server because either the username or password was rejected.
I have verified that POP is enabled at my outlook.com account and have double checked my POP and IMAP settings.
I am at a loss of what to do, because I know that both the email and password are correct.
My best guess is that this has something to do with the "Unusual activity" in my [email protected] account, and that I somehow have to allow this sign in attempt. That is, the unusual sign-in activity email said:
To regain access, you'll need to confirm that the recent activity was yours.
How do I confirm that the recent activity was mine?