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How do I configure my Microsoft Outlook 2007-2013
Posted by Jon Viscott (Import) on 02 March 2007 05:52 PM

Before you can send and receive e-mail messages in Microsoft Office Outlook 2007-2013, you must first set up and configure an e-mail account.

Add and manually configure a POP3, IMAP, or HTTP e-mail account

Note : POP3 e-mail accounts can be added to the current Outlook profile at any time. In addition, you can add these accounts to any other profile by clicking the Mail icon in Control Panel in Windows.

Do one of the following:

To add an account to the profile that you are using now

  1. On the Tools menu, click Account Settings.

    The Account Settings command is on the Tools menu in Office Outlook 2007. If you are using an earlier version of Outlook, the following instructions do not apply. Use the Help that is included with that product. If the title bar of the program that you are using displays Outlook Express, then you are using a program that is not the same as Outlook. See the Help in Outlook Express for assistance.
     

  2. Click New.


     

  3. Click Microsoft Exchange, POP3, IMAP, or HTTP, and then click Next.




     

  4. In the Your Name box, type your name as you want it to appear to other people.

  5. In the E-mail Address box, type the complete e-mail address. Make sure to include your user name, the @ symbol, and the domain name, for example, barbara@contoso.com.

  6. In the Password and Retype Password boxes, type the password that was either assigned to you or that you selected for your e-mail account.

    Tip:  Your password might be case sensitive. Make sure that your CAPS LOCK key is not on.
     

  7. Select the Manually configure server settings or additional server types check box.



     

  8. Click Next.

  9. Click Internet E-mail.




     

  10. Click E-mail, and then click Next.

    Based on your earlier input, some of the text fields in the dialog box may already have text in them. Verify that the entries are correct.
     

  11. Under User Information, do the following:

    1. In the Your Name box, type your full name the way that you want it to appear to other people.

    2. In the E-mail Address box, type the complete e-mail address. Make sure to include the user name, the @ symbol, and the domain name, for example, barbara@contoso.com.

  12. Under Server Information, do the following:

    1. In the Account Type list box, choose POP3

    2. In the Incoming mail server box, type the full name of the server, mail.yourdomain.com.

    3. In the Outgoing mail server box, type the full name of the server, mail.yourdomain.com.

  13. Under Logon Information, do the following:

    1. In the User Name box, this is your complete e-mail address.

    2. In the Password box, type the password provided.

    3. Select the Remember password check box.

      Note: You have the option to have Outlook remember your password by typing it in the Password box and selecting the Remember password check box. If you choose Outlook to remember your password, you won't have to type your password each time you access the account. However, this also makes the account vulnerable to anyone who has access to your computer.



       

  14. Select More Settings:




     

    • On the Outgoing tab, select the My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication check box.

     

    • On the Advanced tab, change the Outgoing server (SMTP) from port 25 to 24

    • In some cases you may need to change port 24 to 587 depending on your ISP.


       

  15. Click OK

  16. Click Next.

  17. Click Finish.

If your are experiencing problems with your email not getting sent from your mail program such as Outlook, your ISP may be blocking your outgoing mail port 25. If so try changing the port to 587.

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