Setting Up Outlook 2002/2003

We recommend Thunderbird for all email needs because it's less prone to hack attacks than Outlook and it's just better. Not convinced? Read on to setup Outlook 2002/2003 with Please note that because there are different versions of Outlook these instructions might vary slightly from what appears on your screen. If that happens, take a few seconds to poke around and you'll be able to get past any inconsistencies.

This won't take long at all.

  1. Open Microsoft Outlook. Outlook 2002/2003 will either open to the summary screen or if this is your first time running Outlook it will pop up a wizard to help you setup your email account. If you do not see the wizard: At the top of the page click on the -Tools- menu and then select -E-mail Accounts-. Put a dot in -Add a new e-mail account- and click -Next-.
  2. -Server Type- - Put a dot next to -POP3- and click -Next-.
  3. -Account info- (We're not going to tell you what to enter for "Your Name" because we know you're smart!) Enter the other information on this screen as follows: -E-mail Address- AND -User Name- BOTH = your entire email address (e.g. -Incoming- AND -Outgoing mail server- (POP3 and SMTP) BOTH = (i.e. your domain name with "mail." in front of it) and of course yout -password- is... well, it's your password.
  4. Click on the -More Settings- button in the bottom right hand corner. Click the -Outgoing Server- tab at the top of the screen.
  5. Put a checkmark in -My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication- and make sure that a dot is next to -Use same settings as my incoming mail server-.
  6. Click on the -Advanced- tab at the top. Unless you want to use SSL and know how to configure it, there should NOT be a check next to -This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL)- for either incoming and outgoing connections. Under -delivery- check all three boxes and enter -14 days-
  7. Click the -OK- button. Click -Next- and then -Finish- You should be able to send and receive email.