How-To Setup an Email Client: Outlook 2010

With most web hosting packages you will receive a certain number of email accounts. Even if you do not have a site yet, you can still secure a domain name and use the domain name for your email by having an email only account. Domain-based email addresses for you and your employees provide a professionalism that is not present with free email accounts such as Yahoo or Hotmail. Once you've chosen your email addresses and set them up in Cpanel, you will need to add them to an email program such as Microsoft Outlook in order to check and organize your email. Follow the steps below to add an account to Outlook 2010.

  • Launch Outlook

  • Select "File" from the top Menu bar.

  • Select "Add Account" from the Info menu. The Email Accounts Wizard will appear.

  • Select "Manually configure server settings or additional server types"

  • Click "Next"

  • Select "Internet E-mail" Click "Next."

  • Enter e-mail settings. Fill in:

    1. Your Name - use your full name and use title case (e.g. Jane Doe) as this is how your name will appear when others receive your email

    2. Email Address

    3. User Name (the full email address)

    4. Password (established when you set up the mail box in Cpanel)

    5. Select server type. In most instances you will use a POP3 connection. Click "Next."

    6. Incoming mail server (eg: mail.yourdomain.com.au)

    7. Outgoing mail server (eg: mail.yourdomain.com.au) **(Or use your ISP’s outgoing SMTP)

      If you use your ISP's outgoing SMTP server the below steps can be ignored.

  • Take tick off Test account settings.

    Ausmade Hosting Services outgoing servers require authentication. To activate this setting:

    1. Click "More Settings"

    2. Go to the "Outgoing Server" tab

    3. Check the box next to "My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication."

    4. Select "Use same settings as my incoming mail server" radio button.


    As Most Intenet Providers block Port 25 this setting will also need to be changed:

    1. Click "Advanced"

    2. Change "Outgoing server (SMTP): 25 to 2010"

    3. Click "OK."

    4. Click "Next."

  • Congratulations screen will appear. You have successfully entered the required account information. Click "Finish" to exit the email wizard. To add more email address to Outlook, repeat these steps.

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