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How to Setup Outlook 2013

This guide will show step-by-step instructions for setting up email on Outlook 2013 for Windows. While it can be used for other versions of Outlook, some screens and steps might vary.

Adding a new account:

  1. Select the File menu and choose Info
    Add Account
  2. Click the Add Account button.
  3. Choose Manual setup or additional server types
    Manually Configure
  4. Click Next.
  5. Choose POP or IMAP .
    Manually Configure
  6. Click Next.

Account Settings:

Account Settings
  • Enter your Name as you want it to appear on your outbound email messages.
  • Enter your email address.
  • Enter mail.example.com as your Incoming Mail Server.

    Instead of example.com enter your own domain name.

  • The Outgoing Mail Server is the same as your Incoming Mail Server.
  • Enter your email address for the User Name.
  • Enter your email password.

More Settings

  1. Click the More Settings button.
    More Settings
  2. Click the Outgoing Server tab.
    Outgoing Server Tab
  3. Click the “My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication” checkbox.
  4. Make sure that it is using the same settings as your incoming mail server.

Completing the Setup

  1. Click Next on the E-mail Accounts window.
  2. Click the Finish button.

Outlook 2013 is now correctly configured to send and receive emails.

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