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Setting up Microsoft Outlook for the first time

Last updated by Steven Nicholas on September 30, 2016 15:23

This guide will take you through, step by step on how to add a new account to a fresh version of outlook 2013.

  1. Click Next.


2.Select “Yes” then click Next.


3. Please choose the Manual setup option as shown below.


4. Select POP or IMAP and click Next.


5. Here you will need to fill out the details to connect to your email account.

Incoming mail server: mail.yourdomain.com

Outgoing mail server: mail.yourdomain.com

User Name: This will always be your full email address

Please make sure “Require logon using Secure Password Authentication” is ticket.

Before you click Next, we need to modify a couple more settings, please click “More Settings”.


6. After you’ve selected “More Settings”, a dialog box will appear like so. You want to make sure “My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication” is ticked. Then proceed to the “Advanced” tab.


7. Within the Advanced tab we need to make sure it’s set up to the following:

Incoming Server (IMAP): 993

Use the following type of encrypted connection: SSL

Outgoing Server (SMTP): 465

Use the following type of encrypted connection: SSL

Once those changes have been make click OK.


8. You can now click Next, Outlook will test the account details automatically. You may get prompted with an “Internet Security Warning”, this can be safely ignored. Please answer “Yes” to continue using the server.


9. That’s it! If you see both green ticks, you can continue by selecting Next. Your account is now set up and ready to send/receive emails.