Setting Up Your E-mail in Microsoft Outlook

 

This tutorial shows you how to set up Microsoft Outlook to work with your e-mail account. This tutorial focuses on setting up Microsoft Outlook 2003, but these settings are similar in other versions of Microsoft Outlook. You can set up previous versions of Microsoft Outlook by using the settings in this tutorial.

Needed Information:

Please substitute "mydomain.com" with your own domain name.

Incoming mail server (POP3) = mail.mydomain.com
Outgoing mail server (SMTP) = mail.mydomain.com
Email Account = myemail@mydomain.com

To Set Up Your E-mail Account in Microsoft Outlook

  1. In Microsoft Outlook, select Tools > E-mail Accounts.


  2. On the E-mail Accounts wizard window, select "Add a new e-mail account" and click Next.

  3. For your server type, select "POP3" and click Next.

  4. On the Internet E-mail Settings (POP3) window, enter your information as follows:

    Your Name = Enter your first and last name.
    E-mail Address = Enter your e-mail address.
    User Name = Enter your e-mail address, again.
    Password =Enter the password you set up for your e-mail account.
    Incoming mail server (POP3) = Enter mail.mydomain.com for your incoming mail server.
    Outgoing mail server (SMTP) = Enter mail.mydomain.com for your outgoing mail server.

     

  5. Click on the "More setting" buttons to bring up the setting window. On the Internet E-mail Settings window, select the "Outgoing Server" tab.

  6. Select "My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication."

  7. Select "Use same settings as my incoming mail server". The following example assumes you did not change your SMTP relay section in your Manage Email Accounts page.

  8. Select the "Advanced" tab and confirm the "Outgoing server (SMTP)" port to 25.

  9. You can check the "Leave a copy of messages on the server" option, to leave emails on your webspace if needed. Click OK.

  10. Click Next.

  11. Click Finish.

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