Step-by-step e-mail configuration for Outlook 2010

Step-by-step instructions for configuring your e-mail account in Outlook 2010.

If you have set up an e-mail address in the Control Panel, you can configure this account in your Outlook 2010.

E-mail account administration

Click File at the top left and then Add Account.


Automatic Configuration

Automatic configuration 
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 the full e-mail address, and then the Password below. You defined the passsword in the Control Panel when setting up the e-mail address.
Clicking Next automatically searches for the correct account settings.
If the success notification appears, your account has been set up properly.



A separate confirmation is required to apply any auto configuration that is found and after that your e-mail account is set up.



Manual configuration

To set up the e-mail address yourself, go to Manually configure server settings or additional server types and then click Next.


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 smartphone. 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 as Username and the corresponding password below.


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 click the Advanced tab to check the encryption settings.

IMAP with connection type SSL -> 993
IMAP with connection type TLS -> 143

POP3 with connection type SSL -> 995
POP3 with connection type TLS -> 110

SMTP with connection type SSL -> 465
SMTP with connection type TLS -> 587


Click OK to confirm the settings and then Next. The account settings will then be checked, and you will see a success notification if the account has been set up properly.




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