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How To Set Up a New Email Account in Outlook A Visual Tutorial

To set up an email account in Outlook is relatively easy. You wil have to know some information before getting started.

You will need:

  • The Email Address Being Used
  • The Incoming Mail Server
  • The Outgoing Mail Server
  • The Password for the Email Account Being Accessed

This guide will walk you through step by step adding an email account.

Go to Tools –> Email Accounts –> Add New Email –> Next

Here you are going to want to pick which type of email you will be using. If this is an Internet Service Provider email such as, you can call in to Comcast and find all this information out. If it is something such as a Gmail, it tells you in the settings on Gmail as to what type of account to use. For this demonstration, I will be using a Gmail account using IMAP.

On this screen you will not input your information. Your Name: is what people will see the email coming from. Your email address is obviously your email address. The username and password fields are the information you use to log into that email. The Incoming and Outgoing Mail Servers are the servers that are provided to you either in the settings of your mail client or by calling in to your Internet Service Provider.

Click Next.

Congratulations! You just set up your first email account using Microsoft Outlook.
You should now be able to receive and send email from your desktop without ever logging into your web mail client.

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