Setting up email in Outlook 2003

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  • How to setup email in Outlook 2003
  • How to setup POP / IMAP in Outlook 2003
  • How to setup SMTP in Outlook 2003

Here is a step by step guide to setting up your e-mail account in Microsoft Outlook 2003.

  1. Start Outlook.
  2. On the Tools menu, click E-mail Accounts.
  3. Under E-mail Accounts, click ‘Add a new e-mail account’, and then click Next.
  4. Click IMAP as the type of account that you are creating, and then click Next.
  5. Fill out the required settings as following:
    • Your Name: Your name exactly as you want it to appear to recipients when they receive email from you
    • Email Address: your full email address – eg
    • Account Type: POP3 or IMAP
    • Incoming mail server: mail.<domain> – replace <domain> with your domain name, so for example
    • Outgoing mail server (SMTP): mail.<domain> – same as the Incoming mail server
    • Username: your full email address once again
    • Password: your mail box password
    • Ensure that ‘Require logon using Secure Password Authentication (SPA) remains unchecked. This is important as you may experience difficulty sending email with this enabled.
  6. Click “More Settings…”
  7. Click “Outgoing Server” tab at the top.
  8. Mark the box labelled “My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication”.
  9. Click “Advanced” tab at the top
  10. In the Outgoing mail (SMTP) box, type 25. *Note, if you have trouble sending e-mail, please try changing this to port 587.
  11. Ensure that both ‘This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL) options are unchecked
  12. Click “Ok” to close the window.
  13. Click Next after you have completed entering this configuration information, and then click Finish
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