Outlook 2013 Setup

February 10, 2014     0 comments

This guide will show step-by-step instructions for setting up email on Outlook 2013 for Windows. While it can be used for other versions of Outlook, some screens and steps might vary.

For directions for setting up Outlook 2010, see this support article.

Adding a new account:

1. Select the File menu and choose Info

Outlook 2013 Add Account

2. Click the Add Account button.

3. Choose Manual setup or additional server types.

Outlook 2013 Configure

4. Click Next.

5. Choose POP or IMAP (What's the difference?!).

Outlook 2013 Service

6. Click Next.

Account Settings:

Outlook 2013 Settings

Enter your Name as you want it to appear on your outbound email messages.
Enter your email address.
Enter mail.example.com as your Incoming Mail Server. Be sure to substitute "example.com" for your own domain name.

The Outgoing Mail Server is the same as your Incoming Mail Server.
Enter your email address for the User Name.
Enter your email password.

More Settings:

You're almost done. Just a little more nerdy stuff and then we're all set.

1. Click the More Settings button.

Outlook 2013 More Settings

2. Click the Outgoing Server tab.

Outlook 2013 Outgoing Server Settings

3. Click the My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication checkbox.

4. Make sure that it is using the same settings as your incoming mail server (default).

5. Click the Advanced tab.

Outlook 2013 Advanced Tab

Configure the email port numbers as follows:

  • If you are using POP3 with SSL, please enter rsb33.rhostbh.com as the mail server and 995 for your port. Otherwise leave the port at 110 and the mail server as mail.example.com.
  • If you are using POP3, you may choose when messages are removed from the server.
  • If you are using IMAP with SSL, please enter rsb33.rhostbh.com as the mail server and 993 for your port. Otherwise leave the port at 143 and the mail server as mail.example.com.
  • If you are using SMTP with SSL, please enter 465 for your port. Otherwise change the port to 26.

6. Click the OK button.

Completing Outlook 2013 Setup

1. Click Next on the E-mail Accounts window.

2. Click the Finish button.

Outlook 2013 is now correctly configured to send and receive emails. If you have any trouble, blame Microsoft, but submit a jHost support ticket and let's see if we can't help you out.

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