Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
In addition to your name and email address, you must provide the following information,
which you can obtain from your email service provider:
▪ Account type Choose POP3 or IMAP from the drop-down list.
▪ Incoming and outgoing mail servers Server addresses are usually entered in the
format server.domain.com .
▪ Account user name Many providers require that you enter the entire email address
for this parameter rather than only the name before the @ symbol.
▪ Account password Outlook disguises the password characters as asterisks.
▪ Logon authentication requirements Some mail servers require that you log on by
using secure password authentication.
Click the More Settings button to open the Internet E-mail Settings dialog box in which you
can enter additional information, such as the name by which you want to identify the
account, the email address you want to appear when you reply to a message, and outgoing
server authentication information.
It might be necessary to supply additional server authentication information.
The default account settings are for unencrypted connections. Your mail account provider
might require that you use encrypted connections for your incoming server, outgoing server,
or both. Selecting the This Server Requires An Encrypted Connection check box on the
Advanced page of the Internet E-mail Settings dialog box changes the Incoming Server port
to 995 and directs email traffic through the HTTPS protocol rather than the HTTP protocol.
It is important to note that when connecting to a POP account, you can control the
retention of messages on the email server. By default, messages downloaded from a POP server