4.1 - Setting Up Microsoft Outlook

This guide will show step-by-step instructions for setting up E-mail on Outlook 2003 for Windows. While it can be used for other versions of Outlook, some screens and steps might vary.

1. Select the 'Tools' menu.

2. Select Accounts.

3. Click on the "Add a new E-mail account" option.

4. Click the Next button.

5. Please choose your account type. You may select either POP or IMAP. Click here for an explanation on the differences between POP3 and IMAP.

6. Click the Next button.


You will be presented with the E-mail Accounts window.

1. Please enter your name, as you want it to appear on your outbound E-mail messages.

2. Please type your E-mail address.

3. Enter your E-mail address for the User Name.

4. Enter your E-mail password.

5. Please enter your mail server. This can be found in the E-mail Accounts section of the cPanel under Configure Mail Client. It will be something like mail.yourdomain.com.

6. The Outgoing Mail Server is the same as your incoming mail server. Again, this will be something like mail.yourdomain.com.

7. Click the More Settings button.

Advanced Settings:

You will be presented with a pop-up window with advanced settings.

1. Click on the Outgoing Server tab.

2. Click the "My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication" checkbox.

3. Make sure that it is using the same settings as your incoming mail server.

4. Click on the Advanced tab.

5. If you are using POP3 with SSL, please click the checkbox and select 995 for your port. Otherwise leave the port at 110.

6. If you are using POP3, you may choose when messages are removed from the server.

7. If you are using IMAP with SSL, please click the checkbox and select 993 for your port. Otherwise leave the port at 143.

8. If you are using SMTP with SSL, please click the checkbox and select 465 for your port. Otherwise change the port to 26.

9. Click the OK button.

Testing Settings:

1. While on the E-mail Accounts screen, click the Test Account Settings button.

2. This will both check your settings and send a test E-mail to yourself to confirm that everything is working. If you receive any errors, please check your configuration.

3. Click the Close button on the Test Account Settings window.

4. Click the Next button on the E-mail Accounts window.

5. Click the Finish button.

You should now be able to send and receive mail.

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