E-Mail Setup

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 2008, 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.

NOTE: Keep in mind that these entries are CASE SENSITIVE. So please remember to set up the accounts in LOWER CASE. The only EXCEPTION is when you are on USER INFORMATION "Your Name" (Your Name can be capitalized).

To Set Up Your E-mail Account in Microsoft Outlook:


Step 1:

In Microsoft Outlook, select Tools > E-mail Accounts.


Step 2:

On the E-mail Accounts wizard window, select "Add a new e-mail account" and click Next.


Step 3:

For your server type, select "POP3" and click Next.


Step 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 your e-mail address ( jsmith@mydomain.com)
  • Password
    Enter the password  set up for your e-mail account.(select "Remember password")
  • Incoming mail server (POP3)
    Your incoming server is mail.mydomain.com, where "mydomain.com" is the name of your domain.
  • Outgoing mail server (SMTP)
    Enter mail.mydomain.com for your outgoing mail server. where "mydomain.com" is the name of your domain.

Click "More Settings."


Step 5:

On the Internet E-mail Settings window, select the "Outgoing Server" tab.

  1. Select "My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication"
  2. Select "Use same settings as my incoming mail server"
  3. Click OK.

Step 6:

Click Next.


Step 7:

Click Finish.

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