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Setting up Outlook 2013
- When you first open Outlook, it will provide a “Welcome to Outlook 2013” message, click the Next button.
- The next screen will ask “Do you want to set up Outlook to connect to an email account?” choose Yes and click the Next button.
- On the Auto Account Setup menu, select Manual setup or additional server types, then click Next.
- On the Choose Service menu, click POP or IMAP then click Next.
- You will then see the POP and IMAP Account Settings menu, fill in the fields.
Below is a description of the fields:
Option Description Your Name Enter the name you want people you email to see, e.g. John Smith Email Address Enter your full email address, e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org Account Type Choose if you want to use POP or IMAP. By default, POP downloads and removes your emails from the server, while IMAP leaves them on the server. Here is a link to an article that explains the differences in more detail. For the purpose of this tutorial, we are setting up a POP account. Incoming mail serverStandard settings: mail.domain.com (Replace domain.com with your actual domain)SSL Settings: secureXX.inmotionhosting.com (Replace the XX with the numbers from your server name) Outgoing mail server (SMTP) Standard settings: mail.domain.com (Replace domain.com with your actual domain)SSL Settings: secureXX.inmotionhosting.com (Replace the XX with the numbers from your server name) User Name Enter your full email address, e.g. email@example.com Password Enter the password you set for this email address. Remember password We recommend checking this box. Require logon using Secure Password Authentication Do not check this box.
- Click More Settings.
- Click the Outgoing Server tab.
Check “My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication“.
Check “Use same settings as my incoming mail server“.If you do not complete this step you may get a “503 valid RCPT Command Must Precede Data” error.
- Click the Advanced tab.Enter your settings, below is a description of the available options.
Option Description Incoming ServerChoose your preferred settings, below are the available options.Standard (POP3): 110Standard (IMAP): 143SSL (POP3): 995SSL (IMAP): 993 This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL) Click this if you are using the SSL option. Outgoing ServerStandard: 25* or 587SSL: 465*Often times, ISP’s will block this port for use with their email. You may want to consider using port 587, or the secure settings. Use the following type of encrypted connection:Standard: NoneSSL: SSL
- Click OK.
- Click Next. Now Outlook will test the the account settings.
- You will see two tasks: Log onto incoming mail server, and, Send test e-mail message. When they are complete, click Close.
- You will see a message stating “You’re all set!” click Finish.
Subscribe to IMAP Inbox
If you just setup Outlook with the IMAP option, we recommend subscribing to your Inbox in Outlook 2013. You will then be able to access and sync your email folder across devices.