How to set up an Internet email account in Outlook 2013 or 2016

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Note To complete these steps, you will need to know your email address and password provided by your Internet service provider (ISP).

  1. Start Outlook.

  2. Select the File tab.

  3. In the Info category, select Account Settings > Account Settings in the dropdown.

  4. On the Email tab, select New.

  5. In the Add New Account dialog box, to configure the new email account automatically, configure the following settings in the Email Account section under Auto Account Setup:

    • In the Your Name box, type your full name.

    • In the Email Address box, type your e-mail address.

      Note Your ISP provides this information.

    • In the Password box, type the password that your ISP provided.

    • In the Retype Password box, retype the password, and then click Next to begin the Auto Account Setup process.

      Outlook will then try to automatically configure your account. Some ISPs require the full email address to be entered into the User Name field. If you want Outlook to automatically enter your email password, make sure that the Save this password in your password list check box is selected. If your account is successfully configured, the Add New Email Account dialog box indicates that the account is created successfully.

    • Select Finish Close.

      Note If the automatic configuration fails, the Auto Account Setup feature tries to connect by using a connection that is not encrypted. If this method also fails, then the account must be configured manually.

Note To complete these steps, you will need to know your email address, password, incoming mail server name, and outgoing mail server name that is provided by your Internet Service Provider (ISP).

Manually set up Internet email


To configure the Internet email account manually, follow these steps in the Add New Account dialog box:

  1. Select Manual setup or additional server types Next.

  2. Select POP or IMAP Next.

  3. Under User Information , configure the following settings:

    • In the Your Name box, type your full name.

    • In the Email Address box, type your full email address.

      Note Your ISP provides this information.

  4. Under Server Information, click the kind of email account that you have in the Account Type box. If you select POP3 or IMAP in the Account Type box, configure the following settings:

    • In the Incoming mail server box, type the name of the server in lowercase letters. The name may be in the form of "mail.contoso.com." Or, the name may be in the form of an IP address, such as 172.12.0.0.

    • In the Outgoing mail server (SMTP) box, type the name of the outgoing email server in lowercase letters. The name may be in the form of "mail.contoso.com." Or, the name may be in the form of an IP address, such as 172.12.0.0.

  5. Under Logon Information, configure the following settings:

    • In the User Name box, type your user name. The user name is usually the part of your email address to the left of the @ symbol. Some ISPs require the full email address. Therefore, please contact your ISP if this is needed.

    • In the Password box, type the password that your ISP provided.

    • If you want Outlook to remember your email account password, click to select the Remember password check box.

  6. If your ISP requires it, click to select the Require logon by using Secure Password Authentication (SPA) check box to log on by using Secure Password Authentication.

  7. Select Test Account Settings. When you select Test Account Settings, the following process occurs:

    • The connectivity of the system to the Internet is confirmed.

    • You are logged on to the SMTP server.

    • You are logged on to the POP3 server.

    • If the POP3 server must be logged on to first, Outlook automatically sets the Log on to incoming mail server before sending mail option.

    • A test message is sent. This message explains any changes that Outlook made to the initial setup.

  8. Select Next > Finish.

 

More Information

Advanced Server Setup

If you want to change your email account, click More Settings to open the Internet E-mail Settings dialog box.

The Advanced tab in the Internet Email Settings dialog box lets you set the POP3 and the SMTP server ports, define whether the server requires an encrypted channel, and define server time-out settings and delivery settings.

Some ISP mail servers now require a secure (SSL) port for both the POP3 and the SMTP servers. Please contact your ISP to determine whether your email account requires these settings.

The delivery settings let you read a message, but leave the message on the server for a specified time. This feature is especially helpful if you use the same email account from more than one computer. By default, Outlook enables this feature and sets the time limit to 14 days on the server before copies of messages are removed. If you do not want to keep copies of messages on the server, clear the Leave a copy of messages on this server check box.

Internet Service Providers settings (for manual configuration of Outlook)

We recommend that you contact your Internet service provider (ISP) for information about the exact incoming and outgoing mail server names and settings that you should use when you configure your Internet email account in Outlook. The list provided here contains information only for some Internet service providers in the United States and may not be up to date.

Incoming Mail (POP3) server names and settings:
 

Provider Name

Server Name

Port

SPA

SSL

AuthRequired

AOL

pop.aol

110

OFF

OFF

ON

AT&T Yahoo

pop.att.yahoo.com

995

OFF

ON

ON

Charter

pop.charter.net

110

OFF

OFF

ON

Comcast

mail.comcast.net

995

OFF

ON

ON

Cox

pop.[insert region].cox.net

110

OFF

OFF

OFF

Gmail

pop.gmail.com

995

OFF

ON

ON

Juno

pop.juno.com

110

OFF

OFF

OFF

Microsoft Live

pop3.live.com

995

OFF

ON

ON

Netscape

pop.3.isp.netscape.com

110

OFF

OFF

ON

Netzero

pop.netzero.com

110

OFF

OFF

ON

Pacbell

pop.att.yahoo.com

995

OFF

ON

ON

PeoplePC

pop.peoplepc.com

110

OFF

OFF

ON

Qwest

pop.[enter state ID].qwest.net

110

OFF

OFF

OFF

Rogers

pop.broadband.rogers.com

110

OFF

OFF

ON

SBCGlobal

pop.att.yahoo.com

995

OFF

ON

ON

Swbell

pop.att.yahoo.com

995

OFF

ON

ON

Verizon

incoming.verizon.net

110

OFF

OFF

ON

Yahoo

pop.mail.yahoo.com

110

OFF

OFF

OFF

Outgoing Mail (SMTP) server names and settings:

Provider Name

Server Name

Port

SPA

AuthRequired

Encryption

AOL

smtp.aol.com

587

OFF

ON

None

AT&T Yahoo

smtp.att.yahoo.com

465

OFF

ON

SSL

Charter

smtp.charter.net

25

OFF

ON

None

Comcast

smtp.comcast.net

587

OFF

ON

TLS

Cox

smtp.[insert region].cox.net

25

OFF

OFF

None

Gmail

smtp.gmail.com

587

OFF

ON

TLS

Juno

authsmtp.juno.com

587

OFF

OFF

None

Microsoft Live

smtp.live.com

587

OFF

ON

TLS

Netscape

smtp.isp.netscape.com

25

OFF

OFF

None

Netzero

authsmtp.netzero.com

25

OFF

ON

None

Pacbell

smtp.att.yahoo.com

465

OFF

ON

SSL

PeoplePC

smtpauth.peoplepc.com

587

OFF

ON

None

Qwest

pop.[enter state ID].qwest.net

25

OFF

OFF

None

Rogers

smtp.broadband.rogers.com

587

OFF

ON

None

SBCGlobal

smtp.att.yahoo.com

465

OFF

ON

SSL

Swbell

smtp.att.yahoo.com

465

OFF

ON

SSL

Verizon

outgoing.verizon.net

25

OFF

ON

None

Yahoo

smtp.mail.yahoo.com

25

OFF

OFF

None

For more information about how to set up an Internet email account in other Outlook versions, see the following articles:

How to setup an Internet email account in Outlook 2010

How to setup Internet email accounts in Outlook 2007 or 2003

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