How to set up Outlook for U.S. Army AKO user

Army Knowledge Online (AKO) is the United States Army major intranet can by service members access to the various types of critical information related to their service in the army. According to Tech Target, AKO “is to be the world’s largest intranet” and “follows DoD security policy and requires a strong password or a combination of a Common Access Card (CAC) smart card and a personal identification number (PIN).” Since the U.S. Army calls for a register of its members AKO account, you can access your account on your AKO email. Additionally, you can also configure AKO email with Microsoft Outlook.

Start Outlook 2010, click on “File” and then select “Add Account” under “Info.”

Select “Manually configure server settings or additional server types” radio button and then click “Next.”

Select “Internet E-mail” and then click “Next.”

Enter your name and complete AKO-mail address in the “Your Name” and “Email Address” field. Select “IMAP” under “Account Type.”

Enter “” and “” in the “Incoming Mail” and

“Outgoing Mail” fields.

Hit the “More Settings” and then click the “Outgoing Server”. Select the

“My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication” check box.

Open the “Advanced” tab, select “SSL” for both boxes labeled “Use the following encrypted,” that the “993” and “465” in the “Incoming server (IMAP)” and “Outbox server (SMTP): “fields.

Save your settings with “OK”.

Hit “Next” and then wait for Outlook to send a test message. If you have entered the correct settings so far, you should “Complete Congratulations! All tests successful.” Select “Finish” to complete in your AKO email Outlook. You have successfully configured your AKO email account in Outlook.