Outlook 2010 Setup

February 10, 2014     0 comments

This guide will show step-by-step instructions for setting up email on Outlook 2010 for Windows. While it can be used for other versions of Outlook, some screens and steps might vary.

For directions for setting up Outlook 2013, see this support article.

Adding a new account:

1. Select the File menu and choose Info

2. Click the Add Account button.

Outlook 2010 Add Account

3. Choose Manually configure server settings.

Outlook 2010 Configure

4. Click Next.

5. Select Internet E-Mail.

Outlook 2010 Service

6. Click Next.

Account Settings:

Outlook 2010 Settings

Enter your Name as you want it to appear on your outbound email messages.
Enter your email address.
Enter your FULL EMAIL ADDRESS as your User Name.
Enter your email password.
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.

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 2010 More Settings

2. Click the Outgoing Server tab.

Outlook 2010 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 2010 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.

Completing Outlook 2010 Setup

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

2. Click the Finish button.

Outlook 2010 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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