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How do I set up email on my PC?

How do I set up my e-mail in Microsoft Outlook?

This post shows you how to set up Microsoft Outlook to work with your new e-mail account. We reference screen shots from Microsoft Outlook 2003, but   these settings are similar in other versions of Microsoft Outlook so you should be able to reference this even if you are using a different version of Outlook, or even Outlook Express.

Setting Up Outlook on Your Desktop Computer

1. In Microsoft Outlook, select Tools > E-mail Accounts.

2. On the E-mail Accounts wizard window, select “Add a new e-mail account” and click Next.


3. For your server type, select “POP3” and click Next.


4. On the Internet E-mail Settings (POP3) window, enter your information as follows:

Your Name
Enter your first and last name.
E-mail Address
Enter your e-mail address.
User Name
Enter your FULL E-MAIL ADDRESS, again.
Enter the password you set up for your e-mail account (Note: Passwords are case sensitive). Your password must be at least five characters long.
Incoming mail server (POP3)
Enter for your incoming mail server.
Outgoing mail server (SMTP)
Enter for your outgoing mail server.
Special instructions for AT&T/SBC Global customers only
If you find you can’t send email out,change the Outgoing server port number (found on the Advanced tab) to 587.


5. Click the “More Settings” button, located in the lower right corner of the Email Accounts window.


6. On the Internet E-mail Settings window, select the “Outgoing Server” tab.


7. Select “My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication.”  (Note: If you are using a different version of Outlook, or Outlook Express, you may need to hunt around for this option.  You will NOT be able to send email until you have checked this option.)


8. Select “Use same settings as my incoming mail server”.


9. Select the “Advanced” tab at the top.  In this window, make sure that the “Server requires an encrypted connection (SSL)” box is NOT checked and click OK.


10. Click Next.


11. Click Finish.

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