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How to set up Outlook 2016 to check your email

Microsoft Outlook 2016 is the latest desktop email client from Microsoft Office. If you would like to be able to access your emails offline, then setting up a desktop email client like Outlook 2016 is definitely your next step. This guide will show you how to set it up on your desktop computer.

Make sure you have created your email address in the Hosting Manager or Plesk for Windows Hosting, before setting it up in Outlook 2016.

If you have, then continue below.

Setting up Outlook 2016

These are the steps you need to follow to set up Outlook 2016 to сheck your email:

Step 1. Go to the Start Menu and search for Outlook 2016. When you find the app, click on it. It will take you to a Welcome to Outlook 2016 page.
Click Next to get started.
setting up outlook 2016 to check email step 1
Or, if you have already set up an email on Outlook 2016 before, opening the app will load your previously set up emails. To add a new Email Account, follow Steps 1A and 1B, then proceed with Step 3.

Step 1A. Click on the File tab on your Outlook 2016 top menu.
setting up outlook 2016 to check email step 1.A
Step 1B. Click on the Add Account button on the left-side menu that appears.
setting up outlook 2016 to check email step 1.B
Step 2. On the next screen, you will be asked Do you want to set up Outlook to connect to an email account?
Choose Yes, then click Next.
setting up outlook 2016 to check email step 2
Step 3. On the Auto Account Setup page, leave the E-mail Account fields empty and select Manual setup or additional server types, then click Next.
setting up outlook 2016 to check email step 3
Step 4. On the Choose Service display, select POP or IMAP, then click Next.
setting up outlook 2016 to check email step 4
Step 5. On the POP and IMAP Account Settings screen, fill out all the required fields.
setting up outlook 2016 to check email step 5
Below is a description of each field:
Your Name Enter the username for your Email Address. In the example, it is Bob Smith. But, it can also be a functional name such as your Business Name.
Email Address Enter your full Email Address, such as bob@mydomain.com.
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.
Incoming mail server Standard settings are mail.yourdomain.com. Replace the yourdomain.com section 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. Just replace yourdomain.com with your actual domain.
User Name Enter your full Email Address, such as bob@mydomain.com.
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 enable this option.
Step 6. Click on the More Settings button.
setting up outlook 2016 to check email step 6
Step 7. Click on the Outgoing Server tab. Then, check My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication and Use same settings as my incoming mail server and click OK.
setting up outlook 2016 to check email step 7
Step 8. Click Next.
setting up outlook 2016 to check email step 8
Step 9. Outlook will now test your account settings. Once completed, click Close.
setting up outlook 2016 to check email step 9
Step 10. Click Finish once you see the message "You're all set!"
setting up outlook 2016 to check email step 10

Congratulations! You have just set up your email account in Outlook 2016.

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