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Outlook 2013 email setup tutorial

This page explains how to set up Microsoft Outlook 2013 to send and receive e-mail for an e-mail mailbox you’ve created..

This page explains how to set up Microsoft Outlook 2013 to send and receive e-mail for an e-mail mailbox you’ve created.

These instructions create a “POP” connection setting. If you prefer to create an “POP” connection, see our Outlook 2013 settings page instead.

Before you continue, you should enter your e-mail address (the address you want to set up in Outlook) in the box above. Entering your e-mail address makes sure that the instructions below are correct.

  1. When you first open Outlook, it will provide a “Welcome to Outlook 2013” message, click the Next button.
  2. The next screen will ask “Do you want to set up Outlook to connect to an email account?” choose Yes and click the Next button.
  3. On the Auto Account Setup menu, select the option for Manual setup or additional server types, then click Next.
    manual-setup
  4. On the Choose Service menu, click the POP or IMAP option then click the Next button.
  5. You will then see the POP and IMAP Account Settings menu, fill in the fields.
    account-settings
    Below is a description of the fields:

    OptionDescription
    Your NameEnter the name you want people you email to see, such as: John Smith
    Email AddressEnter your full email address, such as: [email protected]
    Account TypeChoose if you want to use POP or IMAP. By default, POP downloads and removes your emails from the server, while IMAP leaves them on the server. Here is a link to an article that explains the differences in more detail. In my tests, I am setting up a POP account.
    Incoming mail server
    Standard settings: mail.domain.com  (Replace domain.com with your actual domain)
    SSL Settings: mail.version-next.com (Replace the XX with the numbers from your server name)
    Outgoing mail server (SMTP)Standard settings: mail.domain.com  (Replace domain.com with your actual domain)

    SSL Settings: mail.version-next.com (Replace the XX with the numbers from your server name)
    User Name Enter your full email address, such as: [email protected]
    Password Enter the password you for this email address.
    Remember password I recommend checking this box, so Outlook will save your password.
    Require logon using Secure Password AuthenticationDo not check this box.
  6. Click the More Settings button.
    more-settings
  7. Click the Outgoing Server tab.
    Check “My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication“.
    Check “Use same settings as my incoming mail server“.
    outgoing-server
  8. Click the Advanced tab.Enter your settings, below is a description of the available options.
    OptionDescription
    Incoming Server
    Choose your preferred settings, below are the available options.
    Standard (POP3): 110
    Standard (IMAP): 143
    SSL (POP3): 995
    SSL (IMAP): 993
    This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL)Click this if you are using the SSL option.
    Outgoing Server
    Standard: 25* or 587
    SSL: 465
    *Often times, ISP’s will block this port for use with their email. You may want to consider using port 587, or the secure settings.
    Use the following type of encrypted connection:
    Standard: None
    SSL: SSL
  9. Click the OK button.
  10. Click the Next button, Outlook will test the the account settings.
    test-account
  11. You will see two tasks: Log onto incoming mail server, and, Send test e-mail message. When they are complete, Close button.
  12. You will see a message stating “You’re all set!” click the Finish button.
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