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How to Setup Microsoft Outlook 2007

You can set up your email account on Microsoft Outlook 2007. To do this, you can either follow the instructions below to run the auto-configuration script which does the process automatically for you (recommended), or you can manually configure the email account (usually for experienced users).

It's important to understand that when your server details change, you may need to do this process again in order to update your email account authentication information.


Auto-configuration

The first step is to log into your cPanel account. If you are unsure on how to do this, please view the following help article - 'How to log into cPanel'.

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Once you have successfully logged in, either type email into the search box or scroll down to the 'Email' section as per the below. Select the first option shown 'Email Accounts'.

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You should find that you are in your email accounts management section. If you scroll down, you should find the email account record for the one which you are looking to set up in Microsoft Outlook Express. Against that record, you should see an option shown as 'Configure Mail Client' which you need to select.

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The subsequent page will now provide many options to auto-configure the email account. From the list, locate your option shown as 'Microsoft Outlook 2007® for Windows®'. Choose 'Auto Discovery'.

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Once chosen, you will see further instructions on how to complete the auto-configuration option. Choose 'OK' as shown.

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It's also important at this stage that you know what your email account password is as this will be required to finalise the setup. If you are unsure on what this is, please see 'How to Change your Email Password'.

You should now find that your email account has been auto-configured in Microsoft Outlook 2007.


Manual configuration

To manually configure the email account, the first step is to log into your cPanel account. If you are unsure on how to do this, please view the following help article - 'How to log into cPanel'.

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Once you have successfully logged in, either type email into the search box or scroll down to the 'Email' section as per the below. Select the first option shown 'Email Accounts'.

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You should find that you are in your email accounts management section. If you scroll down, you should find the email account record for the one which you are looking to set up in Microsoft Outlook 2007. Against that record, you should see an option shown as 'Configure Mail Client' which you need to select.

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Scrolling down to the 'Manual Settings' heading, you will locate the manual settings required for the email account. It is recommended to use the 'Secure SSL/TLS Settings' as highlighted on the left for secure setup on IMAP. However, if you prefer setup on non-secure POP, please use the 'Non-SSL Settings' on the right. Please make a note of these or refer back to them later as they will be used further down.

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Open Microsoft Outlook 2007. From the menu, choose 'File' then 'Account Settings' menu.

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Click on 'New'.

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Choose 'Manually configure server settings or additional server types' and click on 'Next'.

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Choose 'Internet E-mail' and click on 'Next'.

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Complete the options as follows:

  • 'Your Name:' the name that you would like to show for the account.
  • 'E-mail Address:' the full account email address.
  • 'Account Type:' select your preference, either IMAP or POP3, from the drop-down menu.
  • 'Incoming mail server:' enter the server your account is hosted on. In our example this is 'maggie.enixns.com'.
  • 'Outgoing email server:' again enter the server your account is hosted on.
  • 'User Name:' the full account email address.
  • 'Password:' the password for the email account.
  • 'Require logon using Secure Password Authentication (SPA):' this should be unchecked.
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Next, choose 'More Settings'.

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Choose the 'Outgoing Server' tab and tick the option 'My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication'. Set 'Use same settings as my incoming mail server'.

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Now choose the 'Advanced' tab option and enter the ports for your email account. For IMAP, choose 'SSL' for the encrypted connection type, for POP3 choose 'None'.

Finalise by choosing 'OK' to close the settings window.

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You can now choose 'Test Account Settings' to ensure that the process has been correctly completed. If all is well, you should see the following 'Completed' status.

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You have now configured your email account in Microsoft Outlook 2007 and you can now start sending and receiving email.

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