This guide will show step-by-step instructions for setting up email on Outlook 2010 for Windows. While it can be used for other versions of Outlook, some screens and steps might vary.
Adding a new account:
- Select the 'File' menu.
- Select Info.
- Click the Add Account button.
- Choose to Manually configure server settings.
- Click Next.
- Choose Internet E-Mail.
- Click Next.
- Enter your name as you want it to appear on your outbound email messages.
- Enter your email address.
- Enter your full email address as the User Name.
- Enter your email password.
- Your mail server is mail.YourDomain.com, eg mail.example.com.
- The Outgoing Mail Server is the same as your incoming mail server.
- Click the More Settings button.
- Click the Outgoing Server tab.
- Check the "My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication" checkbox.
- Ensure you are using the same settings as your incoming mail server.
- Click the Advanced tab.
- By default, port 587 should be the outgoing server.
- Click the OK button.
If you are using POP3, you may choose when messages are removed from the server. (We recommend 2 weeks)
Other setups are as follows:
If you are using POP3, Use STARTTLS, with Port 587.
If you are using IMAP, Use STARTTLS, with Port 587.
If you are using SMTP, use STARTTLS, with Port 587.
- While on the E-mail Accounts screen, click the Test Account Settings button.
- This will both check your settings and send a test email to yourself to confirm that everything is working. If you receive any errors, please check your configuration.
- Click the Close button on the Test Account Settings window.
- Click Next on the E-mail Accounts window.
- Click the Finish button.
You should now be able to send and receive mail.