1. With Outlook open on screen, click E-mail Accounts… in the Tools menu.

Click on E-mail Accounts... in the Tools menu


2. In the next screen, select Add a new e-mail account. Then click the Next button.

Click Add a new e-mail Account, then Next


3. The next window lets you select which kind of incoming email server you’ll connect to to retrieve incoming messages. Select POP3, then click the Next button.

Select POP3, then click Next


4. In the next window, enter your email settings.

Fill in the requested info, then click Next

They are:

Your Name: Enter your name.

E-mail Address: Enter your full email address.

User Name: Your User Name is the same as your email address, so enter your full email address again.

Password: Enter your email password. (Note: Outlook will not display the letters, numbers, and/or punctuation marks you enter…it only displays bullets so that no one else sees your password.)

Incoming mail server (POP3) and Outgoing mail server (SMTP): The incoming and outgoing mail servers are mail.(your domain name)

Your domain name is the name of your web site, including the .com, .org, .net, or other extension. For example the domain name for this web site is everythingmacintosh.com, so our incoming and outgoing mail servers would be mail.everythingmacintosh.com.

Now click the More Settings… button.

5. This brings up the Internet E-mail Settings window. Click on the Outgoing Server tab at the top of the window (if it’s not already selected), then select My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication. Also select Use same settings as my incoming mail server. Then click on the Advanced tab.

Click My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication and User same settings as my incoming mail server


6. In the Server Port Numbers section of the Advanced pane, the default setting for the Outgoing server (SMTP) is 25. Change that number from 25 to 26. (Always leave the Incoming server (POP3) set to 110.) Click the OK button to save the changes.

Change port number for outgoing mail server to 26, then click OK


7. You’ll go back to the original E-mail Accounts window where you entered your email address and password. Click Next.

Click the Next button


8. The final window is the Congratulations window. Click the Finish button to return to the main Outlook email window. You’re done. Test your settings by sending yourself a test message. If it sends, and you then receive it, everything is working properly.