Setup New Email Account - Outlook 2013

by Inka Luoma last modified Jun 11, 2015 03:10 PM
  1. The purpose of this page is to describe how to set up a new email account to work with OlympusNet email servers.
  2. If Outlook does not start the email setup wizard automatically when it is opened for the first time, click on the File menu.
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  3. Click on Info in the left margin, then click on Add Account.
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  4. The dialog box will open with Email Account selected. In the Your Name field, type your personal name as you'd like it to appear to your correspondents.
  5. In the E-mail Address field enter your email address, and your password for that email address in the password field, and in the Retype password fields. [Screenshot below.]
  6. Below the password fields, click on the circle to select Manual setup or additional server types, as shown in the screenshot below. Click Next.
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  7. On the Choose Service dialogue box click the option for POP or IMAP. Click Next.
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  8. Carefully follow the text below for the appropriate settings for your account to be entered into the fields marked by red rectangles in the screenshot following the text.
    a. For olympus.net email (janedoe@olympus.net):
    • Enter mail.userservices.net in both fields: Incoming Mail Server, and Outgoing Mail Server
    b. For email in your own domain (sally@example.com):
    • Enter mailc11.megamailservers.com in both fields: Incoming Mail Server, and Outgoing Mail Server
    c. For both account types
    • Enter your name in the Your Name field
    • Enter your email address in the Email Address field
    • The Account Type can be POP3. Advanced users may use IMAP.
    • Under Logon Information: User Name MUST be your full email address
    • Enter the password for the email address
    • The Remember Password check box should be checked
    • Click on the More Settings button
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  9. Click on the Outgoing Server tab. Check the check box My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication. Check Use same settings as my incoming server.
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  10. If during the setup you are not presented with choices to turn on SSL or TLS, click on the Advanced Tab. Check the check box to enable SSL, and select either TLS or SSL for the Outgoing Server in the drop down menu. For the Outgoing Server, port 587 is preferred. 
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  11. Click OK. Then click Next on the main settings dialog box, and Outlook will test of your settings. Close the test dialogue box, and then click Finish.

    To modify or correct your email settings in an already-established account, see Modify Email Settings in Existing Account - Outlook 2013