Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Setting Up Internet E-Mail Accounts
3. Click the E-mail tab.
The E-mail Accounts setup page appears.
4. Click the New button.
The Add New Email Account dialog box appears.
5. Click an option: Microsoft Exchange, POP3, or IMAP
6. Click the Next button.
The Add New Account dialog box appears.
7. Fill in the blanks in the New Account dialog box.
Be careful to enter the information accurately — especially your e-mail
address and password. Otherwise, your e-mail won’t work.
8. Click the Next button.
A configuration screen appears, and Outlook begins trying to automatically
set up your e-mail account. If it succeeds, the Congratulations screen
appears.
9. Click the Finish button to complete the process.
If the automatic setup fails, check with your e-mail provider to see what
settings they recommend. Then you can repeat the previous steps, but select
the Manually Configure Server Settings check box right after filling in the
blanks in the New Account dialog box. That opens the Server Type dialog
box, which is where you can enter the settings that your e-mail provider tells
you to enter. Each e-mail service differs, but most of them can tell you how to
make their e-mail work with Outlook.
One catch with cable modems and fiber
If you have high-speed Internet access from
your cable television operator or fiber to the
home (such as Verizon’s FiOS) through a
telephone company, congratulations! You’ll
enjoy zippy Web surfing, and your e-mail will
come and go in a flash. You also don’t need to
deal with a separate ISP, because your cable
company or fiber to the home provider does that
job for you.
You might run across one catch if you get your
Internet connection from one company (such
as your cable company) and your e-mail service
from another (such as Gmail). In that case, you
may need to enter your ISP’s mail server name
for outgoing e-mail and your e-mail service’s
server name for incoming e-mail. Those steps
are explained in the section “Setting Up Internet
E-Mail Accounts.” That’s one method ISPs use
to cut down on all that annoying junk e-mail that
clutters up the Web. Whether that helps is hard
to say, but be ready to deal with that in certain
circumstances.
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