How to Use Outlook with

You can use Outlook with your e-mail account. The following steps set up Outlook to both receive and send e-mail messages with your account.

Note You can receive your e-mail messages by using Outlook from most places with an Internet connection. However, to send e-mail messages, you must be connected directly to the service or use an alternate Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) e-mail server on the service you are using at that location. For example, if you want to check your e-mail account at work, configure Outlook to use your work SMTP server to send messages.

Do one of the following:

Add your e-mail account

  1. On the Tools menu, click E-mail Accounts.
  2. Click Add a new e-mail account, and then click Next.
  3. Click POP3, and then click Next.
  4. Under User Information, do the following:
    1. In the Your Name box, type your full name the way that you want it to appear to other people.
    2. In the E-mail Address box, type your e-mail user name, followed by
  5. Under Server Information, do the following:
    1. In the Incoming mail server (POP3) box, type
    2. In the Outgoing mail server (SMTP) box, type
  6. Under Logon Information, do the following:
    1. In the User Name box, type your user name provided by
    2. In the Password box, type your password.
    3. Select the Remember password check box.

Note You have the option to have Outlook remember your password by typing it in the Password box and selecting the Remember password check box. Having Outlook remember your password means that you won't have to type your password each time you access the account; however, it also means that the account is vulnerable to anyone who has access to your computer.Use strong passwords that combine upper- and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols. Weak passwords don't mix these elements. Strong password: Y6dh!et5. Weak password: House27. Use a strong password that you can remember so that you don't have to write it down.

  1. To verify that your account is working, click Test Account Settings. If there is missing or incorrect information, such as your password, you are prompted to supply or correct it. Make sure your computer is connected to the Internet.
  2. Click More Settings.
  3. On the General tab, under Mail Account, type
  4. Click OK, and then click Next.
  5. Click Finish.


  • Do not select the Log on using Secure Password Authentication (SPA) check box.
  • Unless specified by, all server and address entries are typed in lowercase letters. For more go to Outlook Support

Remove your e-mail account

  1. On the Tools menu, click E-mail Accounts.
  2. Click View or change existing e-mail accounts, and then click Next.
  3. Click the e-mail account that you want to remove, and then click Remove.
  4. Click Finish.


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