How do I set up my email account in Outlook 2003 and earlier?

To set up your email account Outlook 2003 or earlier, follow these steps carefully:

  1. Start Outlook.
  2. On the Tools menu, click E-mail Accounts.
  3. Under E-mail Accounts, click Add a new e-mail account, and then click Next.
  4. Click IMAP as the type of account that you are creating, and then click Next.
  5. In the Your Name box, enter your name exactly as you would like it to appear to recipients.
  6. In the E-mail Address box, type your e-mail address.
  7. In the User Name box, type your account name — in this case, it’s your whole email address, with domain included.
  8. In the Password box, type your password — Remember: passwords are case-sensitive.
  9. In the Incoming mail server (IMAP) box, type the name of your IMAP server — in this case, it would be
  10. In the Outgoing mail server (SMTP) box, type the name of your SMTP server — in this case, it would be

    Note: If you’re planning to use SSL, use for your incoming (IMAP) and outgoing (SMTP) mail server, so the SSL certificate matches the one in the server.

  11. Click “More settings…”

  12. In the “Advanced” tab, set your ports to 110 for IMAP and 25 or 2525 for SMTP.

    Note: If you’re using SSL, use ports 993 and 465 for IMAP and SMTP respectively.

Click Next after you have completed entering this configuration information, and then click Finish.