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How to Manually configure Outlook 2010

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Here’s how to manually set up Outlook 2010

1. Open Outlook 2010.

2. Click File, then Add Account. See Figure 1 below.

Figure 1: Click the “+Add Account” button to begin.

3. Next, select Manually configure server settings or additional server types, then click Next. See Figure 2 below.

Figure 2: This will allow you to enter your account information.

4. In this screen, choose Internet E-mail, then click Next. Figure 3 below illustrates this window.

Figure 3: Be sure to select “Internet E-mail” then click the “Next” button.

5. This window is where you enter your email information, see Figure 4 below.

Figure 4: Enter your email account information in this window.

  • Enter Your Name as you want it to appear.
  • Enter your full email address in the Email address: field.
  • Select POP3 or IMAP. Learn more about the differences here.
  • Enter in the Incoming mail (POP3, IMAP) server: field.
  • Enter in the Outgoing mail (SMTP) server: field. To avoid common authentication issues with Outlook, we strongly advise using SSL and port 465 for SMTP connections.
  • Enter your full email address,, in the User Name field.
  • Enter your email password in the Password: field.

6. Perform the following steps:

  • Click on More Settings… see Figure 5 for the location of this button.

Figure 5: This will open a new window.

  • Click on the Outgoing Server tab. Check My outgoing server (SMTP) Requires Authentication. Make sure Use same setting as my incoming mail server is also checked. Click on OK. See Figure 6 as reference.

Figure 6: Be sure to confirm these settings.

7. Click the Test Account Settings button and you should see all items with green check marks… Click the Close Button to close the test window.
Click OK to save your settings.

Congratulations. You have finished the setup of your email account. Click Finish to close the setup wizard.