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:
  5. Your Name
    Enter your first and last name.
    E-mail Address
    Enter your e-mail address.
    User Name
    Enter your e-mail address, again.
    Password
    Enter the password for your e-mail account.
    Incoming mail server (POP3)
    Your incoming server is mail.mydomain.com, where "mydomain.com" is the name of your domain.
    Outgoing mail server (SMTP)
    Enter mail.mydomain.com, where "mydomain.com" is the name of your domain.

    Click "More Settings."

    NOTE: Using "mail.mydomain.com" will not work if your ISP is Telus. They current block sending through an external mail server. Therefore, you must use "mail.telus.net" as your Outgoing mail server (SMTP). There maybe other ISP's and network administrators that also block the SMTP service. If you are having troubles contacting "mail.mydomain.com", please contact your ISP to find out if they have any special settings.

  6. On the Internet E-mail Settings window, select the "Outgoing Server" tab.
  7. Select "My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication."
  8. If you did not change the SMTP relay section, select "Use same settings as my incoming mail server".
  9. Select the "Advanced" tab and change the "Outgoing server (SMTP)" port to 80 or 2525.
  10. Click OK.
  11. Click Next.
  12. Click Finish.