Step-by-step: E-Mail configuration for Outlook 2003 and XP

Step-by-step instructions for configuring your E-Mail account in Outlook 2003 or Outlook XP.

If you have set up an E-Mail address in the Control Panel, you can configure this account in Outlook 2003 or Outlook XP.

E-Mail account administration

Click on «Tools» and then «E-Mail Accounts» to manage your E-Mail accounts.

Adding an E-Mail account

Select «Add a new E-Mail account» from the menu.

Choosing the account type: POP3 or IMAP

Now choose between a POP3 or IMAP account.

Using IMAP saves your E-Mails on the server. Each time you read an E-Mail, a copy is downloaded from the server.
Using POP3 downloads and saves your E-Mails to your Outlook. The messages are then deleted from the server. This way, you can also read your E-Mails offline at any time, for example if you are on the train.

If you are not certain choose IMAP.


Enter a name for your account (this name is shown in the account list) and the sender name that recipients of your E-Mails will see.

Enter your full E-Mail address.

For «Incoming server», enter for IMAP or for POP3.

Enter for the «Outgoing mail server».

Enter the full E-Mail address in «Username» and the corresponding password in the field below. You defined the password in the Control Panel when setting up the E-Mail address.

Now go to «More Settings» and click the «Outgoing mail server» tab.

Always enable authentication for your outgoing mail server. The simplest option is to select «Use same settings as my incoming mail server».

Then select the «Advanced» tab to check the encryption.

Account- and connection typePort
IMAP with SSL 993
IMAP without SSL / with TLS 143
POP3 with SSL 995
POP3 without SSL / with TLS 110
SMTP with SSL 465
SMTP without SSL / with TLS 587

If you have changed these settings, click «OK». Now click «Next» and then «Finish» to complete the configuration of the account.


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