How do I setup my Outlook mail client?

This assumes you have been assigned or created yourself an email account in the Control Panel.

  • Open Outlook
  • Click on Tools, then click on E-mail Accounts. (Outlook 2007 calls this Account Settings)
  • If you're modifying an existing account, click on View or change existing e-mail accounts. Otherwise, click Add a new e-mail account. Click Next>

    Adding an Account:
  • If you're Adding an account, select POP3 and click Next>

    Changing an Account:
  • Fill-in / modify your name and email address
  • User Name: your_email_account@your_website_domain_here.com - all lowercase - (ie. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )
  • Incoming mail server (POP3): mail.your_website_domain_here.com
  • Outgoing mail server (SMTP): mail.your_website_domain_here.com
  • User Name: your_email_account@your_website_domain_here.com - all lowercase - (ie. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )
  • Password: you can save your password here; it doesn't make sense to enter it every time you send an email message. But remember to change it when you change your password. Place a checkmark to Remember password
  • Click the More Settings... button.
  • Click the Outgoing Server tab:
  • Check: My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication.
  • Click Use same settings as my incoming mail server
  • Click the Advanced tab:
  • Under Outgoing server change the Outgoing mail (SMTP) from port number 25 to 587
  • Click OK
  • Click Next>, Finish, and Close.

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