How to Setup Outlook 2013 to Check Your Email Print

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In this tutorial you'll learn how to setup MS Outlook 2013 to check your email.

Step 1. When you first open Outlook, it will provide a "Welcome to Outlook 2013" message, click the Next button.
Step 2. The next screen will ask "Do you want to set up Outlook to connect to an email account?" choose Yes and click the Next button.
Step 3. On the Auto Account Setup menu, select Manual setup or additional server types, then click Next.
Step 4. On the Choose Service menu, click POP or IMAP then click Next.
Step 5. You will then see the POP and IMAP Account Settings menu, fill in the fields.

Below is a description of the fields:

Your Name: Enter the name you want people you email to see, e.g. John Smith
Email Address: Enter your full email address, e.g.
Account Type: Choose if you want to use POP or IMAP. By default, POP downloads and removes your emails from the server, while IMAP leaves them on the server. For the purpose of this tutorial, we are setting up a POP account.

Incoming mail server: (Replace with your actual domain)
Outgoing mail server (SMTP): (Replace with your actual domain)
User Name: Enter your full email address, e.g.
Password: Enter the password you set for this email address.
Remember password: We recommend checking this box.
Require logon using Secure Password Authentication: Do not check this box.

Step 6. Click More Settings.
Step 7. Click the Outgoing Server tab.
                 Check "My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication".
                 Check "Use same settings as my incoming mail server".

If you do not complete this step you may get a "503 valid RCPT Command Must Precede Data" error.

Step 8. Click the Advanced tab.

Enter your settings, below is a description of the available options.

Incoming Server: Choose your preferred settings, below are the available options.
                                         Standard (POP3): 110
                                         Standard (IMAP): 143
                                         SSL (POP3): 995
                                         SSL (IMAP): 993

This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL): Click this if you are using the SSL option.

Outgoing Server: Standard: 25* or 587
                                         SSL: 465
*Often times, ISP's will block this port for use with their email. You may want to consider using port 587, or the secure settings.

Use the following type of encrypted connection: Standard: None
                                                                                                                 SSL: SSL

Step 9.  Click OK.
Step 10. Click Next. Now Outlook will test the the account settings.
Step 11. You will see two tasks: Log onto incoming mail server, and, Send test e-mail message. When they are complete, click Close.
Step 12. You will see a message stating "You're all set!" click Finish.

Subscribe to IMAP Inbox

If you just setup Outlook with the IMAP option, we recommend subscribing to your Inbox in Outlook 2013. You will then be able to access and sync your email folder across devices.

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