Configure Microsoft Outlook 2010/Outlook Express to send and receive emails

Follow the steps below to configure Microsoft Outlook 2010 for your email hosting

  1. Start up Microsoft Outlook 2010
  2. Click on the File tab and select Info. Then click on the Account Settings button and select Account Settings.
  3. Click on New to add your Hover email address. Outlook 2003: Select POP3 or IMAP3 and click Next.
  4. Check the box for “Manually configure server settings or additional server types” & then click Next.
  5. Put the bullet next to “Internet E-mail” then click Next.
  6. Enter the necessary information
    • Your Name: Enter your name as you would like it to appear in the From: field of outgoing messages.
    • E-mail Address: Enter your full email address (user@somedomainname.com).
    • Password: Enter your email password.
    • Select more settings.
    • Server Information
      1. Account Type: Select POP3 or IMAP
      2. Incoming & Outgoing mail server: You can obtain this information from your Email admin area. On the email admin area, go to Mail > DNS Configuration and POP/IMAP/SMTP records.
        Outgoing Mail Server: smtp.your-domain-name (eg: smtp.yourdomain.org)***For IMAP configuration, Account Type: IMAP
        Incoming Mail Server: imap.your-domain-name (eg: imap.yourdomain.org)
        Outgoing Mail Server: smtp.your-domain-name (eg: smtp.yourdomain.org)
    • Click the More Settings button.
    • On the Outgoing Server tab put a check mark next to My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication" & then put the bullet next to "Use same settings as my incoming mail server".
    • On the Advanced tab change the Outgoing server (SMTP) port to 587, change the encrypted connection to None & then click OK. Tick on Leave a copy of messages on the server as per your preference.

      For POP configuration, please use the details below:

      1. Incoming (POP) Server Port Number: 110
      2. Outgoing (SMTP) Server Port Number: 587

      For IMAP configuration, please use the details below:

      1. Incoming (IMAP) Server Port Number: 143
      2. Outgoing (SMTP) Server Port Number: 587
  7. Click on Test Account Settings to test the configuration. When the tests are successful, click Next.
  8. Click Finish and then click close
  9. Click Send/Receive to get your mail.

You have successfully configured your email address on Outlook Express. You can try sending a test email from and to your email account to test the settings.

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