How to Setup an Email Account in Outlook 2010


May 2, 2011

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These are instructions on how to setup an email account with Outlook 2010.

Using an older version of Outlook? Try these instructions for Outlook 2007.

  • Open Outlook 2010
  • Click the ‘File’ menu, click ‘Info’ and select ‘Account Settings’
  • Select ‘Email’ tab then click the ‘New’ button
  • Select ‘POP then click ‘Next’
  • Setup the Account
    • Your Name enter as you would like it to appear
    • E-mail Address enter in the form of [email protected]
    • Account Type – select POP3
    • Incoming Mail Server Enter
    • Outgoing Mail Server Enter
    • User Name – Enter your full e-mail address in the form of [email protected]
    • Password Enter your password for the e-mail account
  • Click ‘More Settings’
  • Click on the ‘Outgoing Server’ tab
  • Put a check next to ‘My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication.’ Make sure that ‘Use same settings as my incoming mail server’ is selected. (NOTE: if you find that you have trouble sending emails, come back to this settings page and change the Port to 26)
  • Click ‘OK’, click ‘Next’, click ‘Finish’

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