This tutorial will guide you in setting up and configuring your email account in Microsoft Outlook 2010.
Step 1: Creating a New Account
Click on “File”, “Info”, “Account Settings”
Step 2: Choosing the Type of Service to Configure
Under the “Email” tab, click “New”. A dialog will appear as below. Select the first option “Internet E-mail” and click “Next”.
Step 3: Choosing to Manually Configure the Account
Select “Manually configure server settings or additional server types” and click “Next”.
Step 4: Selecting the Service Type
Select “Internet E-mail” and click “Next”.
Step 5: Enter Your E-mail Account Settings
Enter your name, as you would like it to appear when sending emails, email address, Account Type (POP3 or IMAP depending on how you would like to manage your email), incoming mail server, outgoing mail server SMTP, user name is your full email address and the password for your email account.
Click on the “More Settings” button.
Step 6: Configure Your Outgoing Mail Server
Click on the “Outgoing Server” tab and ensure “My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication” and “Use same settings as my incoming mail server” is selected.
Click on the “Advanced” tab.
Step 7: Changing the SMTP Server Port
Change the Outgoing server (SMTP) port to 465. We do this because some ISPs block sending email to 3rd party SMTP servers on port 25 to reduce unwanted spam that viruses and malware may produce.