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Set Up Your New 'Pop' Account

by Emma Broe

Got your new hosting account, anxious to start emailing everyone but cannot understand what your service provider means?

A lot of clients have asked for help in setting up an email account so I have put together a ’step by step’ guide for Microsoft Outlook. If you still need help, please email me.

Step 1: Launch Microsoft Outlook and select ‘Tools’ from the main top menu. Select ‘Email Accounts’ from the drop down menu. A pop up window will appear - select ‘Add a new e-mail account’ - click ‘Next’

Step 2: Select ‘POP 3′ from the list and then click ‘Next’

Step 3:

  • User Information: Enter your name and email address.
  • Logon Information: Enter your user name (usually your entire email address) and the password assigned.
  • Server Information:
    Your incoming mail server will be given to you by your email hosting company and will be something like - ‘mail.your-isp.com.au’. If you haven’t got this information, ask your Internet service provider. Outgoing mail server: This will be the address given to you by your internet access provider. It may be something like - mail.bigpond.net
    Please note: If you have a separate internet account to your email/web hosting, the outgoing address will differ.
  • Click on ‘Test Account Settings’ - a new pop up window will show the progress.
  • If there are no errors, you will see a ‘congratulations’ message.
Friday, Oct 6th, 2006