How to Set Up an Outlook Email on a Second Computer

By Alexandra Romanov

It's not unusual to have more than one computer anymore. Many people have a desktop at home, a laptop for travel, and even a netbook for constant access to the Internet and their email. The best way to ensure that you never miss an email message it to have the same email programs set on every computer you own. This way you are certain to never miss any important messages.

Step 1

Open Outlook on the primary computer. This is normally done by clicking on your email icon or selecting the email hot-key from your keyboard.

Step 2

Access Outlook information on the primary computer. After Outlook loads, choose "tools" and then "accounts" from the top of the screen. From the tabbed list, choose "mail" and then properties. This will give you access to all of the information needed for the secondary computer.

Step 3

Install and open Outlook on the secondary computer. After installing Outlook on the second computer, open the program and allow it to load. You will be asked for information to create your email account. Fill it in as it is requested, and click "OK" to advance to the next page.

Step 4

Double check your settings. The POP and SMTP settings, located under the "servers" tab and all boxes checked should be identical on each computer. If you want to be able to access the same email messages on both computers, be certain to open the tab marked "advanced," and check the box to leave a copy of the email messages on the server. Once the settings are identical, setup is complete.

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