This is a step by step guide on how to setup a POP3 account on Outlook


  1. Open your Outlook, click ‘file’ on the top left and then ‘info’ there you will see your account information – Click on Add account.

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2. When the ‘Add new account’ appears select manually configure email server settings or additional server types.

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3. Now Select ‘Internet Email’ then click next.

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4. Now fill out all your details required, once you have done that click on ‘more settings’.

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5. Now you’re in more settings the first thing you will need to do it click on ‘Outgoing Sever’ there you will need to tick the box ‘My outgoing sever (SMTP) requires authentication’. Make sure ‘Use same settings as incoming server’ is also ticked.

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6. Now select the last tab ‘Advanced’ here you will need to change the outgoing port number to ‘587’, then press OK.

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7. Now test your account settings, you should have all green ticks, if there errors read them and check over your account settings and retry.

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8. Your account is all setup now, open up you Outlook and you should see your new mailbox on the left hand side.

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