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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.

Set Up Your E-mail Account in Microsoft Outlook

To complete the setup, you'll need the following information handy:

A. User Name for mail account  (ex:
B. Password for mail account  (ex:  mypassword)
C. Host Name for mail account   (ex:
D. E-mail address for mail account  (ex:

  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.

    (if you are changing an existing account, select "View or change existing e-mail accounts")

  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 the user name given to you.
    Enter the password you set up or were given for your e-mail account.
    Incoming mail server (POP3)
    Enter the Host Name for your incoming mail server.
    Outgoing mail server (SMTP)
    Enter the Host Name for your outgoing mail server.

    Click "More Settings."

  5. 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".

    If you need to use a different outgoing mail server because your ISP (Internet Service Provider) requires it,  select "Log on using" and enter the User Name and Password they have provided for you.

  8. Click on the Advanced Tab and Change the Outgoing Server (SMTP) port from 25 to 587.
  9. Click OK.
  10. Click Next.

  11. Click Finish.


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