How to Set up Email Accounts in Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft Outlook is perhaps one of the most widely used email programs in the world. Although Outlook doesn’t have some of the customization options available in other email programs, it’s still a powerful piece of software.

In some cases, you may use Outlook in conjunction with other email services for marketing since it isn’t usually a good idea to send bulk email from your local computer.

In this tutorial, I’m going to go over how to set up email in Microsoft Outlook. These instructions are for Outlook 2017; older copies may differ.

Setting Up Email in Microsoft Outlook

Once you have the information gathered when creating a new email account, this set up should go quickly.

Click «File» from the toolbar and select «Add Account.»

Click "File" from the toolbar and select "Add Account."

Choose «Advanced options» from the list.

Choose "Advanced options" from the list.

Select «Let me set up my account manually» and click «Connect.»

Select "Let me set up my account manually" and click "Connect."

A new window will open asking for your account type. Click the icon for «POP.»

Click the icon for "Pop."

In the settings page for the account, you will enter «Incoming» and «Outgoing» mail servers. These are provided by your web host. In most cases, they will be formatted like

When setting up this information, you need to know which protocols you’re using for email, POP or IMAP.

Incoming and outgoing ports:

  • Incoming mail POP port: 995
  • Incoming mail IMAP port: 993
  • Outgoing mail SMTP port: 465

Depending on your provider, the ports you use may differ.

Enter your port encryption methods, password information and click «Connect.»

Input your port encryption methods, password information and click "Connect."

Outlook will then be set up to send and receive messages from your computer.

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