How Do I ... Setup Outlook 2003 for Western Email



This document explains how to setup and use Outlook 2003 for email.


Getting Started

The first thing you will need to do is create an account in Outlook 2003. Start by double clicking the 'Outlook 2003' icon.

When you launch Outlook for the first time you will be prompted to create an account; otherwise, click 'Tools', then click 'Email Accounts' to pull up the 'Email Accounts' Window
When the 'E-Mail Accounts' window opens, select 'Add a new e-mail account' under the E-mail section and then click 'Next'.


Once you have done this you will be prompted to select a 'Server Type'. You can either select 'IMAP' or 'POP3'.
Select the method you wish use and then click 'Next'.

Once you have have selected either 'IMAP' or 'POP3' you will see the 'Internet E-Mail Settings' window appear where you will be prompted for your account information.

For 'IMAP' please enter your account information and use these server settings if you have elected to use the 'IMAP' setup

Click on 'More Settings'

Click on the 'Outgoing Server' tab

Make sure that 'My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication' is checked

Make sure that 'Use same settings as my incoming mail server' is selected

Click on the 'Advanced' tab

Select 'This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL)' for both the incoming and outgoing servers

Make sure that Incoming server (IMAP) is set to 993

Make sure that Outgoing server (SMTP) is set to 465

NOTE: Outgoing server (SMTP) ports available for this connection are 587 or 465. Some of Internet Service Providers are deliberately blocking some ports. If your computer cannot make SMTP port connection with one of the ports, please try another one.

Click OK to close the 'More Settings' window

Click 'Next'

You will at this point come to the final window in Outlook 2003. This will inform you if you have successfully created you e-mail account. Click the 'Finish' button to complete this task.

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