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Need a different version? Try one of these:
Outlook 2003 | Outlook Express | iPhone

How To Find Out What Version You Have
Open Outlook. Click on HELP. From the drop-down select "About Microsoft Office Outlook" and there you should find a statement about your version
outlook version check

IMPORTANT: Those of you who DO NOT know how to access to your hosting server control panel will need to let me know what email addresses you have selected to use so that I can set them on your server account.

  1. Open Outlook. From the Tools menu, select Account Settings

  2. On the E-mail tab, click New

  3. Select POP 3 and click Next

  4. Select "Manually configure server settings or additional server types" then click Next

  5. Again indicate POP3 by selecting "Internet E-Mail" then click Next

  6. Enter the following information .....
    • Your Name: Enter the name you wish recipients to see when they receive your message.
    • Email Address: Enter your complete e-mail address.
    • Account Type: POP3
    • Incoming mail server: supplied by your hosting company. For Wildwood Hosting Customers, use "mail.yourdomain.com", where you substitute in your actual domain name
    • Outgoing mail server (SMTP): supplied by your hosting company. For Wildwood Hosting Customers, use "mail.yourdomain.com", where you substitute in your actual domain name (same as incoming)
    • User Name: supplied by your hosting company. For Wildwood Hosting Customers, use your full e-mail address.
    • Password: Enter your password. If you want Outlook to save your password, check the box beside Remember Password.
    • Click More Settings...

  7. If you are a Wildwood Hosting Customer, you will need to click on the Outgoing Server tab, and check the box labeled My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication. Then choose to Use same settings as my incoming mail server. If you are NOT a Wildwood Hosting Customer, then check with your hosting company for instructions on this feature.

  8. Stilll in the More Settings area, click on the Advanced tab.
    • Under Incoming Server (POP3), you can use the default port number 110.
    • Under Outgoing Server (SMTP), the default port number will 25. Many ISPs (that's the company that provides your Internet Connection) will require you to use a different Outgoing Port Number. You can try the default and if going on to the next step (testing connection) you find that you are having trouble connecting, then that most likely means you need to use a different Outgoing Port Number, and will need to return to this tab to set the correct number. 587 is a fairly common alternative which you can try. Otherwise try calling your ISP and ask them if they are blocking port 25 for outgoing mail, and if so, what port do they want you to use.
    • Click OK when you are ready to test your connection.

  9. You will be returned to the window where you entered all your account settings. Click on the Test Account Settings button. If everything is set up correctly the test will indicate a connection was made and you can click Next and Finish.

    If the test indicates that a connection was not made, then go back and check all of your settings. Keep in mind that you may need to return to step 8 to try a different Outgoing Port Number.

You will need to do the above for each of the email names you are using.


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