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Setting up Microsoft Outlook 2003 to receive mail

This tutorial shows you how to set up Microsoft Outlook 2003® to work with your e-mail account. This tutorial focuses on setting up Microsoft Outlook 2003, but these settings are similar in other versions of Microsoft Outlook. You can set up previous versions of Microsoft Outlook by using the settings in this tutorial.

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To Set Up Your E-mail Account in Microsoft Outlook

1. In Microsoft Outlook, from the Tools menu, select E-mail Accounts.

2. On the E-mail Accounts wizard window, select Add a new e-mail account, and then click Next.

3. For your server type, select POP3, and then click Next.

4. On the Internet E-mail Settings (POP3/IMAP) window, enter your information as follows:

Your Name   Your first and last name.
E-mail Address   Your email address.
User Name   Your email address, again.
Password   Your email account password.
Incoming mail server (POP3)   As provided in your setup email.
Outgoing mail server (SMTP)   As provided in your setup email

Click More Settings.

5. On the Internet E-mail Settings window, go to the Outgoing Server tab.

6. Select My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication.

7. Select "Use same settings as my incoming mail server"


8. Go to the Advanced tab, and then change the Outgoing server (SMTP) port to 587 (if 587 doesn't work, try 2525).

9. Select "Leave a copy of messages on the server", "Remove from server after 5 days", and "Remove from server when deleted from deleted items".

10. Click OK.

11. Click Next.

12. Click Finish.

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