Configuring Internet Email Accounts (Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail) in Outlook

Adding your Internet email accounts to Outlook is simple. Integrating your internet email accounts within Outlook gives you the ability to send and receive email to and from your Internet email addresses within Outlook, or using the online service.

First, go to your mail settings within your Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail or other Internet Email accounts, and enable both forwarding and POP or POP3 (Post Office Protocol).

Configure Internet Email Accounts within Outlook:

1. Open Outlook, and go to Tools > Account Settings

2. In Account Settings, on the Email tab, click New

3. When choosing your Email Service, select the option which includes POP (Post Office Protocol)

4. Enter your Email account information, including name, email address and password

5. Leave [  ] Manually configure server settings unchecked, and click Next.

6. Outlook will automatically configure the settings and verify the account, if all goes well* click Finish.
(if not, see manual setup instructions below)

7. Now return to your Inbox, click Send/Receive and your done.

Now when you start a New Outlook message, you will see an Account button under the send button, which allows you to choose your Send From address.

*If the automatic setup didn’t work, follow these additional steps:

1.  Check [ ] Manually configure server settings and click Next.

2.  Fill in your details:
Your Name: The display name for the From field
E-mail Address: The email for your internet account
Account type: Use POP3  (Note: Use the mail settings in your internet account to enable POP3 and email forwarding)
Incoming Mail Server:  This is the server name provided by your internet account (e.g. pop.gmail.com)
Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP):  This server name also provided by your internet account (e.g. smtp.gmail.com)
User Name: Your internet account user name (usually the email address)
Password: Your internet account password

Check the box for Require logon using Secure Password Authentication (SPA)

3.  Click the More Settings button

4.  Click the Outgoing Server tab, and check the box for My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication

5.  Click the Advanced tab, and set the fields to the following values:
Incoming Server: 995
Check the box for This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL)
Outgoing server (SMTP): 587
Set the encryption type to: TLS

6.  Now close the dialog box, and click the Test button, Outlook will confirm your connection.

7.  Now return to your Inbox, click Send/Receive and your done.

Also see Microsoft documentation at: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/287532

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