How to add a new email account to Microsoft Outlook 2010

howtoaddanewemailaccountoutlook2010

Adding a new email account to Microsoft Outlook can be a somewhat tedious process if you have not done it before. Follow this step by step pictorial guide to configure and set up any new emails for use with your Microsoft Outlook 2010 application.


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To start adding a new email account to Microsoft Outlook 2010, first click on the FILE button on the top left.

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Click on the “Add Account” button under Account Information. This should be below any current email’s you already have configured.

how to add a new email to microsft outlook 2010

Select the option that says “Manually configure server settings or additional server types” and then click on “Next>”.

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Select the option that says “Internet E-mail” and then click on “Next>”.

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Fill up the boxes with all relevant information. You should have received this information from your email provider. Click on the ‘More Settings …’ button before proceeding to the next page.

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Click on the ‘Outgoing Server’ tab up top and make sure the ‘My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication’ box is checked. Select the ‘Use same settings as my incoming mail server’ option.

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Click on the ‘Advanced’ tab up top and make sure the Incoming server and Outgoing server port numbers are as in the setup information you have been provided. Once you have done that, click on the ‘OK’ button below.

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Click on the ‘Next >’ button when you are taken back to the Internet E-mail Settings page. Outlook should then perform a test to see if it can retrieve and send email’s from the email account you have set up.

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The Test Account Settings box should indicated if all the email settings are correct. If you do not see the completed statuses as in the screenshot, you would have entered some wrong information in one of the steps prior to the test. When the box indicates that no errors occured, click on the ‘Close’ button.

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Click on the ‘Finish’ button.

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You should now see your new email account added to the navigation pane to the left.