Email Set-up

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.

To Set Up Your E-mail Account in Microsoft Outlook

  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.

  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 your full e-mail address, including the @ symbol.
    Enter the password you set up for your e-mail account.
    Incoming mail server (POP3)
    Your incoming server is mail.coolexample.com, where "coolexample.com" is the name of your domain.
    Outgoing mail server (SMTP)
    Your outgoing server is mail.coolexample.com, where "coolexample.com" is the name of your domain.

    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. Click OK.
  8. Click Next.

  9. Click Finish.

  10. Send yourself an email
    Once the account is set-up, send yourself an email at that address. If it sends it OK, then you know that the POP3 setting is working properly.

    If you get an error while trying to send, please double check your settings for typos.

  11. Retrieve your email from the account
    After sending yourself an email, check for new mail with the account. You should at least receive the new email you just sent to yourself, confirming that the SMTP settings are working properly.