Add Email Account to Microsoft Outlook 2010

This article provides a step-by-step tutorial for how to add an email account to Microsoft Outlook 2010 to connect to an Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP4) server.

 Step 1 –

Open Microsoft Outlook 2010 on your computer and choose the ‘File’ tab from the top.

add an email account to Microsoft Outlook 2010

Step 2 –

From the File menu, select ‘Info’ from the left then click the ‘Account Settings’ box and select the top option from the drop down.

add an email account to Microsoft Outlook

Step 3 –

Select the Email tab then choose ‘New…’

add an email account to Microsoft Outlook 2010

Step 4 –

On the choose service window, select the top option ‘Email Account’ then click the ‘Next’ button.

Step 5 –

On the next window choose the bottom option to manually configure settings. Then click the ‘Next’ button.

Step 6 –

The next window that appears has several options, choose the top level one called ‘Internet Email’ then click ‘Next’

Step 7 –

In this next stage you must enter your details as specified by your ISP (internet service provider).

Please note the ‘Account Type’ drop down menu will have POP selected by default, as we are setting up an IMAP account this will need to be changed to IMAP.

Once you have entered your information, click the ‘Next’ button to verify the settings used.

Step 7.1 –

Some email providers require that outgoing messages be authenticated before they are sent, if this is the case for your ISP please click the ‘More Settings’ button located to the right.

Step 7.2 –

Select the ‘Outgoing Server’ tab.

Click the tick box to select that the email server requires authentication and choose ‘Use same settings as my incoming mail server’.

Click OK.

Step 8 –

Microsoft Outlook will now attempt to contact the mail server to verify the information you input in step 7.

provided all the information is correct you should receive the following notification.

As instructed please press the ‘close’ button to continue.

Step 9 –

Outlook will display this message to show you that you have successfully completed the setup of your email account.

Click the ‘Finish’ button, this will bring you back to the screen first seen in step 3 of this guide.

Finally click the ‘close’ button to start using email.

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