Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2007 for Windows

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Explanation: This article explains how to set up your E-Mail with encryption for Outlook 2007.

Step 1: Gather mailserver info

Your Welcome E-Mail contains almost all the information that you need to set up your E-Mail account. Ensure that you have all of the following information available:
[A] E-Mail account (this is your full USER@DOMAIN.TLD E-Mail address)
[B] E-Mail Server address (IP, resolvable server hostname, or domain name)
E-Mail account password (what you set up when you created the mailbox)
 

Here is an example of the above info:
E-Mail Account: johnsmith@example.com
E-Mail Server: mail.example.com
Passsword: secret.

Step 2: Open setup wizard

When Outlook is initially started, it will prompt you to add a new E-Mail account. If it does not, do the following:
1.) Click on the “Tools” drop-down menu from the standard toolbar

 

2.) Select “Account Settings”

Step 3: Manually set up server

A new window will appear. Check the box at the bottom - “Manually configure server settings or additional server types”
 

Manually configure server settings

Step 4: General Settings

Use the info that you gathered in Step 1 to complete the form. For reference:
[A] = Your full E-Mail address
[B] = The address of the mailserver
When done, click [1]“More Settings”
 

General account settings

Step 5: More Settings - Outgoing Server

Select the “Outgoing Server” tab.
Check the box – “My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication”
Select “Use same settings as my incoming mail server”
 

More Settings - Outgoing Server

Step 6: More Settings - Advanced

For the “Incoming Mail Server”, set the encryption type to SSL
For the “Outgoing Mail Server”, set the encryption type to TLS
For the “Outgoing Mail Server”, set the port to 25. If you have issues sending E-Mail, try changing the port to 587. Some ISPs block outgoing E-Mail on port 25.
When everything is done, click on [2]“Test Account Settings” on the form from Step 4. Everything should be OK.
 

Errors
The following errors are safe to ignore. The login details box generally indicates that you typed an incorrect username or password. You can update your E-Mail password in SiteWorx by going to Hosting Features → Mail → Mailboxes and clicking “Edit” next to the account to update the password.
 

You can generally ignore the SSL certificate warning which may, on occasion, come up. The connection is still encrypted. “Target principal name” errors can safely be ignored since all this means is that the name on the certificate doesn't match the name

 

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