How to Set Up Email in Outlook

By Techwalla Internet Editor

Outlook is one of the most widely used email platforms. It has a vast amount of options and features that make it easy and efficient to use. From instant retrieval of sent emails to quick formatting of your inbox, Outlook was designed to be user friendly. Setting up your email in Outlook is fairly easy but requires keen attention to detail.

Things You'll Need

  • Server information from your Internet provider
  • Username
  • Password

Step 1

Open Outlook and click "Tools."

Step 2

Click "Email Accounts."

Step 3

Use the wizard. This will open automatically. Click the circle beside "Add a new email account." Leave both circles under Directory blank. Click "Next."

Step 4

Enter the type of server your Internet provider uses. In most cases, this will be the Pop3 server.

Step 5

Fill in the name that you want to appear on your outgoing emails. This name will appear on every email you send. It can make email identification much quicker if you instantly see who is sending and receiving the correspondence.

Step 6

Type the email address given to you by your Internet provider into the Email Address field.

Step 7

Fill out the fields under Logon Information only if you want your computer to remember your password when you sign on.

Step 8

Enter the incoming and outgoing mail server addresses used by your Internet provider under Server Information. Click "Next" and then "Finish."

Tips & Warnings

  • Verify all information listed above with your Internet provider before setting up your email.
  • When entering the email address, password and incoming and outgoing mail server addresses, be exact. Your email will not work if there are any mistakes in this information.