Setting Up Your E-mail in Microsoft Outlook 2003

This tutorial shows you how to set up Microsoft Outlook to work with your e-mail account. This tutorial focuses on setting up Microsoft Outlook 2003, but these settings are similar in other versions of Microsoft Outlook. You can set up previous versions of Microsoft Outlook by using the settings in this tutorial.

To Set Up Your E-mail Account in Microsoft Outlook


1. In Microsoft Outlook, select Tools > E-mail Accounts.

E-mail Accounts


2. On the E-mail Accounts wizard window, select “Add a new e-mail account” and click Next.

Add a new e-mail Account


3. For your server type, select “POP3” or “IMAP” and click Next. (If you setup your email on multiple devices, we recommend you use IMAP.)

Server Type


4. On the Internet E-mail Settings window, enter your information as follows:

Your Name
Enter your first and last name.
E-mail Address
Enter your e-mail address.
User Name
Enter your e-mail address, again.
Enter the password you set up for your e-mail account.
Incoming mail server
Enter for your incoming mail server.
Outgoing mail server (SMTP)
Enter for your outgoing mail server.

Outgoing Mail Server
Click “More Settings.”


5. On the Internet E-mail Settings window, select the “Outgoing Server” tab.

6. Select “My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication.”

Outgoing Server


7. Select the “Advanced” tab and use the below Incoming and Outgoing server ports

If you are using POP3, use the following ports:
Incoming mail (POP3): 110
Outgoing mail (SMTP): 587

If you are using IMAP, use the following ports:
Incoming mail (IMAP): 143
Outgoing mail (SMTP): 587

Please Note: if you are having trouble with the Outgoing Mail, try changing the Outgoing mail (SMTP) to 25 or 486

8. Click OK.

Click OK


9. Click Next.

Click Next


10. Click Finish.

Click Finish