Setup Email in Outlook

This document explains how to setup your email account on Outlook.

Note: Before starting this process, ensure that you have created your email account using appropriate hosting control panel.

Process

Outlook 2010 or newer

Launch the Outlook and get to File > Account Settings > Account Settings

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  1. In the Account Settings window click on New button.
  2. On the Auto Account setup page, select Manual setup or additional server types and click on Next.
  3. On the Choose Service page, select POP or IMAP and click on Next.
  4. On the POP and IMAP Account Settings page, provide following information:

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o Your Name: Your name (Used for display purpose)

o Email address: Your email address

o Account Type: IMAP

o Incoming mail server: mail.yourdomain.com (Replace yourdomain.com with appropriate domain name)

o Outgoing mail server: mail.yourdomain.com (Replace yourdomain.com with appropriate domain name)

o User Name: Your email address

o Password: Email account password

  1. Click on More Settings button

o In the Outgoing server tab check the option My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication and select the option Use same settings as my incoming mail server.

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o Click on Advanced tab and confirm the following values.

      • Incoming server (IMAP) : 143
      • Outgoing server (SMTP) : By default this value is 25. If you are having difficulties sending emails with this setting, possibly your ISP is blocking port 25. In this case change the number to 587.
      • Type of encrypted connection: None
      • Click on OK.

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o On Add Account Window click on Next. Outlook will perform a test to send and receive an email to verify all the settings. Once verified click on Finish button.

  1. On the Account Settings window click on Close.

 

Outlook 2007

  1. Launch Outlook 2007 and go to Tools > Account Settings
  2. On the Account Settings window click on New button
  3. On the Auto Account Setup page, provide the following details and click on Next.

o Your Name: Your name (For display purpose)

o Email address: Your email address

o Password/Re-type Password: Your email account password

o Check the option Manually configure server settings or additional server types

  1. On the Choose E-mail Service page, select Internet E-mail and click on Next.

Once you are on Internet E-mail Settings page, jump to “Outlook 2010 or newer section” and follow the steps 5 through 7.