How to Setup Outlook 2010

This tutorial will show you how to set up Microsoft Outlook to work with your e-mail account. These directions focus on setting up Microsoft Outlook 2010, but these settings are similar in other versions of Microsoft Outlook.

Adding a new account:

  1. Select the ‘File’ menu.
  2. Select Info.
  3. Click the Add Account button.
    Add Account
  4. Choose to Manually configure server settings.
    Manually Configure
  5. Click Next.
  6. Choose Internet E-Mail.
    Manually Configure
  7. Click Next.

Account Settings

   Account Settings
  1. Enter your name as you want it to appear on your outbound email messages.
  2. Enter your email address.
  3. Enter your full email address as the User Name.
  4. Enter your email password.
  5. Your mail server is, eg
  6. The Outgoing Mail Server is the same as your incoming mail server.

More Settings

  1. Click the More Settings button.
    More Settings
  2. Click the Outgoing Server tab.
    Outgoing Server Tab
  3. Check the “My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication” checkbox.
  4. Ensure you are using the same settings as your incoming mail server.
  5. Click the Advanced tab.
  6. If you are using POP3 with SSL, click the checkbox and select 995 for your port. Otherwise leave the port at 110.
  7. If you are using POP3, you may choose when messages are removed from the server.
  8. If you are using IMAP with SSL, click the checkbox and select 993 for your port. Otherwise leave the port at 143.
  9. If you are using SMTP with SSL, click the checkbox and select 465 for your port. Otherwise change the port to 26.
  10. Click the OK button.

Testing Settings

  1. While on the E-mail Accounts screen, click the Test Account Settings button.
    Test Account Settings
  2. 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.
  3. Click the Close button on the Test Account Settings window.
  4. Click Next on the E-mail Accounts window.
  5. Click the Finish button.
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