Setup Microsoft Office Outlook 2013

Setting up a new account in Outlook 2013.


Once you have the program open you would click "File" on the top left.


Now on the "Info" tab you should see an option for Add Account. Click that.


At this point things start to look a lot more familiar, if you've used previous versions of Outlook. For our accounts you would put a bullet in "Manual setup or additional account types". The other bullet is for certain account types that Outlook has the settings for and can automatically configure. Hit "Next" at this point.



Now choose the option for POP or IMAP and hit "Next" again.



And here are your account settings. "Your Name" and "Email Address" are pretty self-explanatory. For "Account type" you can choose either POP or IMAP. IMAP is recommended but nothing will change in the initial setup if you choose POP. Both the incoming and outgoing server will be mail.yourdomain.tld. The username will be your complete email address, "yourname@yourdomain.tld" for example.



Click on More Settings and select the Outgoing Server tab.   Be sure “My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication” is checked.



Click on the Advanced tab.   If you will be checking your email with multiple devices, place a check mark for “Leave a copy of messages on the server”.

You may also want to uncheck or set a different time period for “Remove from server after XX days.”

When you are finished making changes, click OK.  This will bring you back to the main Account screen.   Once you hit next it will test your account settings and you should be ready to send and receive email.

Article ID: 60, Created On: 4/9/2014, Modified: 5/21/2018