Microsoft Outlook 2010 email setup tutorial
Creating An Email Account
Before proceeding, you’ll be required to setup an e-mail address within cPanel before setting it up in Microsoft Outlook 2010. View the guide here: Guide: Creating an email account
If your email address already exists within cPanel, please proceed with following the instructions below.
Automatic Setup Guide (Recommended)
The automatic setup guide is recommended as you will not be required to manually input any settings, simple download the configuration file using the steps below and your email account will be setup and ready to use. Please ensure that you’re performing the steps below from the device that you wish to cofigure your email account on.
- Log into cPanel (cPanel login guide)
- Select the ‘Email Accounts‘ option under the ‘Mail‘ tab
- If you haven’t already created an email address, you may create one now
- Select the ‘More‘ button besides your email address
- Select ‘Configure Email Client‘ option
- Select the ‘AutoDiscovery‘ option besides ‘Microsoft Outlook 2010® for Windows‘ & follow the on screen prompts
Once completed your email address will be automatically configured on device that you’ve downloaded this file onto.
Manual Configuration Guide
In this article we will assist you with adding and configuring a new email account in Microsoft Outlook 2010, we assume that you have already created your email account within your cPanel account.
Open Microsoft Outlook 2010. Click File. Select Info from the drop-down menu. Click Account Settings. Select the Add and remove accounts option from the drop-down.
Under the Email tab, click New.
Select Manually configure server settings or additional server types then click Next.
Select the Internet Email radio option and click Next.
Complete the settings as follows: Your Name: The name you would like to be displayed when people receive your emails. Email Address: The email address you are adding to Outlook 2010. Account Type: Select POP3 or IMAP from the drop-down. Incoming mail server: This would be mail.yourdomain.com, where yourdomain.com is your domain name or alternatively you can use the server hostname. Outgoing mail server: This would be mail.yourdomain.com, where yourdomain.com is your domain name or alternatively you can use the server hostname. User Name: This would be your full email address. eg. email@example.com Password: This would be the password used for this email account when creating it in your cPanel. Remember Password: We recommend leaving this checked by default to avoid having to enter your password every time you want to send or receive an email.
Click More Settings. Select the Outgoing Server tab. Select My outgoing mail server (SMTP) requires authentication and Use same settings as incoming mail server.
Select the Advanced tab. Members can choose whether to use SSL or not, both are supported on all of our servers.
Without SSL Encryption This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL) = Unselected. Change the Incoming server number to 143 for IMAP to port 110 for POP3. Change the Outgoing server (SMTP) number to 25 or port 587 if your ISP blocks port 25. Use the following type of encrypted connection = None.
With SSL Encryption This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL) = Selected. Change the Incoming server number to 993 for IMAP to port 995 for POP3. Change the Outgoing server (SMTP) number to 465. Use the following type of encrypted connection = SSL.
Click OK. Click Next then Finish. You have now completed setting up your email account on Microsoft Outlook 2010.