How to configure an email account in Outlook 2007

Note: There are several versions of Outlook. Make sure which version you are using as they are all a little different.

The purpose of this tutorial is to show you how to setup an email account in the desktop program Outlook 2007 so that you will be able to send and receive email without having to log into webmail.

The first step in doing this is to create the email account, you should have already done that through your hosting cPanel. If you need assistance doing this, please view the tutorial: How to create a POP email account.

Now that we have our account created, lets open the program Outlook 2007 and configure the settings:

  • Once the program opens you will see a top menu bar, click on the Tools link and from the drop-down menu, click on the Account Settings link.
  • The Email Accounts window is now open. At the top, click on the New button which takes you to the Auto Account Setup window.
  • In the first box, enter the name as you would like it to appear in the *from* field of your Outgoing emails.
  • In the next box, enter your full complete new email address.
  • The next two boxes are for your email password, enter it once and then again to confirm it.
  • Check the box at the bottom of the page to Manually configure server settings then click Next.
  • You will now be asked to Choose Email Service, ensure that Internet Email is selected then click the Next button.
  • You are now at the Internet Email Settings window. Under the section called Server Information, select POP3 for your account type.
  • In the first box, enter your Incoming (POP3) server setting and in the second box enter your Outgoing (SMTP) server setting:
    • Both the Incoming and Outgoing server settings are For example:
  • In the Logon Information section, enter the email username (it will be your email address). The second box is for your email account password.
  • Now click on the More Settings tab to open an Internet Email Settings window then click on the Outgoing Server tab.
  • Check the box for *My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication*.

SMTP authentication means that Outlook will logon to your mail server when sending email as well as when receiving to make sure that you are the only one that can send email from your account. Most SMTP servers use the same username and password as the incoming (POP3) servers, so:

  • Mark the radio button that says *Use same settings as my incoming mail server*.
  • Click OK, then click on Next and finally, click Finish to complete the setup.

You are now ready to start receiving and sending email from that account in Outlook 2007. Remember, that you must always first create your accounts in your hosting cPanel or they will not work. For additional assistance, contact us by submitting a support ticket.

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