Microsoft Outlook

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Microsoft Outlook or Outlook (full name Microsoft Office Outlook since Outlook 2003) is a personal information manager from Microsoft, and is part of the Microsoft Office suite. Although often used mainly as an e-mail application, it also provides a calendar, task and contact management, note taking, a journal and web browsing.

How to Setup Microsoft Outlook

Go to Tools -> Email Accounts -> Add a new e-mail account -> Then select POP3 or IMAP.

User Information:

  • Your Name: [as you wish]
  • E-mail address: []

Server Information:

  • Incoming mail server (POP3):
  • Outgoing mail server (SMTP): (or your ISPs SMTP Server settings)

Logon Information:

  • User Name: full email address (example:
  • Password: email account password
  • Log on using Secure Password Authentication (SPA) is NOT checked.

Click More Settings ... -> Outgoing Server Tab.

  • My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication' IS checked.

(use same settings as...) is checked. (NOTE: not all ISP allow you to use SMTP servers that are not their own, so you may be required to use the settings for sending email they provide.)

Click 'OK' and you're finished.

If you want the port settings for the Advanced tab in the settings, the standard ports are usually already filled in and work fine without changes; port 25 for SMTP, port 110 for POP, port 143 for IMAP. Your server may also have an alternate port 26 or 587 open for SMTP if your ISP blocks port 25.

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