Creating an email account in Outlook 2003

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  • 21/07/2007 10:42 PM

A step by step video tutorial for this process can be found in the Email section of  the Downtown  Host Tutorials area.

Open Outlook 2003
 
 On the menu go to Tools, choose Email Accounts to open the Account Wizard.
 
 Choose Add a new email account, click Next
 
 Choose your server type as POP3, click Next
 
 Enter your Name
 
 Enter your complete email address
 
 Enter your Incoming mail server (POP3):  mail.yourdomainname.com (replace yourdomainname.com with your actual domain name. (Refer to your Welcome Letter for this information)
 
 Enter your Outgoing mail server (SMTP) mail.yourdomainname.com (replace yourdomainname.com with your actual domain name.   (Refer to your Welcome Letter for this information)
 
 ( Note:  some people use their ISP server for outgoing mail.  If you will be using your ISP server for outgoing mail you will need to enter the server name  provided by your ISP (the same as used in your ISP email account)  The ISP outgoing email server name is typically somehing like "smtp.yourISP.com)
 
 Enter your username.  Typically this will  your entire email address, however some servers are configured to accept only the account name (the name that comes before the @ in your email address) --  refer to your Welcome Letter for this information.
 
 Enter your email password.
 
 Check the Remember Password box if you wish Outlook to remember this information.
 
 Click More Settings
 
 On the General Tab:
   Give your Account a name, this is for your reference only.
   
 On the Outgoing Server tab:
   Your outgoing server likely requires authentiation.  Check your Welcome Letter for this information.
 
 On the Connection Tab:
  Select the type of connection you use to access the internet.
 
 Close the tabs window to return to the email accounts screen.
 
 On the Email Accounts screen click Next.
 
 Click Finish to complete the process. 
 
 To make sure everything works properly send yourself a test mail. 
  
 Step by step instructions in text format can also be found at the Microsoft support center here:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/287532/en-us


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