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How to Setup Outlook 2013 to Check Your Email

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24 Jan 2016

Setting up Outlook 2013

  1. When you first open Outlook, it will provide a "Welcome to Outlook 2013" message, click the Next button.
  2. The next screen will ask "Do you want to set up Outlook to connect to an email account?" choose Yes and click the Next button.
  3. On the Auto Account Setup menu, select the option for Manual setup or additional server types, then clickNext.
    manually setting up outlook 2013
  4. On the Choose Service menu, click the POP or IMAP option then click the Next button.
  5. You will then see the POP and IMAP Account Settings menu, fill in the fields. 
    Entering Email credentials for outlook 2013
    Below is a description of the fields:
    OptionDescription
    Your Name Enter the name you want people you email to see, such as: John Smith
    Email Address Enter your full email address, such as: username@example.com
    Account Type Choose if you want to use POP or IMAP. By default, POP downloads and removes your emails from the server, while IMAP leaves them on the server. Here is a link to an article that explains the differences in more detail. In my tests, I am setting up a POP account.
    Incoming mail server
    Standard settings: mail.domain.com  (Replace domain.com with your actual domain)
    SSL Settings: server.secureserver99.com
    Outgoing mail server (SMTP) Standard settings: mail.domain.com  (Replace domain.com with your actual domain)
    SSL Settings: server.secureserver99.com
    User Name  Enter your full email address, such as: username@example.com
    Password  Enter the password you for this email address.
    Remember password  I recommend checking this box, so Outlook will save your password.
    Require logon using Secure Password Authentication Do not check this box.
  6. Click the More Settings button.
    Additional options
  7. Click the Outgoing Server tab.
    Check "My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication".
    Check "Use same settings as my incoming mail server".
    SMTP settings in Outlook 2013
  8. Click the Advanced tab. 

    Enter your settings, below is a description of the available options.
    OptionDescription
    Incoming Server
    Choose your preferred settings, below are the available options.
    Standard (POP3): 110
    Standard (IMAP): 143
    SSL (POP3): 995
    SSL (IMAP): 993
    This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL) Click this if you are using the SSL option.
    Outgoing Server
    Standard: 25* or 587
    SSL: 465
     
    *Often times, ISP's will block this port for use with their email. You may want to consider using port 587, or the secure settings.
    Use the following type of encrypted connection:
    Standard: None
    SSL: SSL
  9. Click the OK button.
  10. Click the Next button, Outlook will test the the account settings.
    Testing the email settings in outlook 2013
  11. You will see two tasks: Log onto incoming mail server, and, Send test e-mail message. When they are complete, Close button.
  12. You will see a message stating "You're all set!" click the Finish button.

Subscribe to IMAP Inbox

If you just setup Outlook with the IMAP option, I recommend subscribing to your Inbox in Outlook 2013. You will then be able to access and sync your email folder across devices.

 

Congratulations, now you know how to setup your email account in Microsoft Outlook 2013!
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