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How To Setup Outlook 2010 To Check Your Email

Microsoft Outlook is an easy to use, yet advanced mail software that comes with Microsoft Office. In this tutorial we will show you how to set up Microsoft Outlook 2010 to check your email.

Make sure you have created your email address in the Hosting Manager or Plesk for Windows Hosting, before setting it up in Outlook 2010.

If you have, then continue below.


Setting Up Outlook 2010

These are the steps you need to follow to set up Outlook 2010 to сheck your email:

  1. Open Outlook 2010 on your computer.
  2. Click File, then click Add Account.

    Screenshot of CD Outlook 2010 Add Account Button

  3. On this screen select Manually configure server settings or additional server types, then click Next.

    Screenshot of CD Outlook 2010 Manual Configuration Option

  4. On the next screen select Internet E-mail and then click Next.
  5. In the Internet E-mail Settings, you need to fill in various fields using your personal data, server and login information.

    Screenshot of CD Outlook 2010 User Information Window

    Below is a description of the fields:
    Your Name Enter the identifying name for your email address. In the example this is Bob Smith, but it can be a functional name as well such as Your Business Sales.
    E-mail Address Enter the full email address, such as [email protected].
    Account Type Choose whether you want to use POP3 or IMAP. POP3 downloads and removes your emails from the server, while IMAP leaves them on the server. We recommend POP3 (this is the default option).
    Incoming mail server Standard settings are mail.yourdomain.com (Replace yourdomain.com with your actual domain).
    Outgoing mail server (SMTP) We recommend using the Outgoing Mail Server Name of your current Internet Server Provider (ISP). Alternatively you can use mail.yourdomain.com (replace yourdomain.com with your actual domain).
    User Name Enter your full email address, such as [email protected].
    Password Enter the password you use for this email address. We recommend checking the Remember Password option so Outlook will save your password for future use.
    Require logon using Secure Password Authentication Do not check this option.

  6. Click More Settings.

    Screenshot of CD Outlook 2010 More Settings Button

  7. Click the Outgoing Server tab, check My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication and then check Use same settings as my incoming mail server. Click OK.

    Screenshot of CD Outlook 2010 Outgoing Server Ticked

  8. Click Next.

    Screenshot of CD Outlook 2010 Next Button

  9. Outlook will now run a test and you will see: Log onto incoming mail server, and Send test e-mail message. When they are complete click Close.

    Screenshot of CD Outlook 2010 Test Account Settings Close Button


Congratulations! You have added your email account to Outlook 2010. You should now be able to use it to manage your email account.

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