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Setting up your email account in Microsoft Outlook 2010

Open Microsoft Office Outlook 2010. If you have just installed Outlook 2010 it will show in your Start Menu.

Click Start Menu > All Programs > Microsoft Office > Microsoft Office Outlook 2010.

If this is the first time you have opened Outlook 2010 then the Startup wizard will show. Click Next.

Outlook 2010 Startup Wizard

If the Setup Wizard does not show then click the File menu and click Add Account.

Add new e-mail account button in Outlook 2010

Outlook will ask if you wish to configure an email account. Select Yes and click Next.

Configure Email Account - Outlook 2010

Select Manually configure server settings or additional server types.

Then click Next

Add E-mail Account Outlook 2010

Outlook will prompt you to choose your E-mail Service. Select Internet E-mail.

Then click Next.

Internet Email Outlook 2010

You are now asked to enter your email account details.

  • Enter your name
  • Enter your email address. For example,
  • Select POP3 for the Account Type
  • Enter as your Incoming Mail Server
  • your Outgoing Mail Server
  • For User Name, which is your email address. For example:
  • Enter your email password which we have provided
POP3 Email Settings - Outlook 2010

Click More Settings.

Click the Outgoing Server tab and then tick My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication. Click Ok.

Outgoing Server Authentication Outlook 2010

Click Next

Outlook will test your settings. Click Close

Click Finish.

Account added successfully - Outlook 2010 success screen

Your POP3 email account now appears on the left-side of Outlook 2010.

New POP3 Email Account in Outlook 2010

From Outlook 2010’s menu bar select Send/Receive, then click Send/Receive All Folders

Outlook 2010 will now connect to your email account and show you any emails in your inbox.

Send and receive in Outlook 2010

That's it, you are done. Congratulations. You’ve now configured Microsoft Outlook 2010 to send and receive email using POP3.