How do I setup MS Outlook 2007? | POP3 or IMAP

This article applies to 123-mail

This article will explain how to setup Microsoft Outlook 2007 with POP3 or IMAP

First you must decide whether you would like to use the POP3 or IMAP email protocol.

POP3 is the standard protocol for receiving email from a mail server and it allows you to download all of your emails to one location.

IMAP is best if you access your email from multiple locations, clients and devices as it doesn't require downloading of your email content. We recommend using IMAP settings on Windows Live because if anything were to happen to your computer or mobile device, you would still be able to access your emails.

To find out more about the POP3 and IMAP protocols, watch the following support video.


Start Outlook 2007 from the Start Menu, from the main window you will be able to set up Outlook 2007 to send and retrieve mail from the email account you have hosted with Click on Tools -> Account Settings... to enter into this set-up process.


Click on the New... button on the E-mail tab.


Select Microsoft Exchange, POP3, IMAP, or HTTP and then click the Next button.


Select Manually configure server or additional server types and then click the Next button.


Select Internet E-mail and then click the Next button.


Enter your User Information

Your Name: This is the name that you want to appear on the e-mail

E-mail Address: e.g.

Server Information

Incoming mail server (POP3):
Outgoing mail server (SMTP):

Logon Information

User Name:
your Mailbox email address
Enter the password you chose when you created your e-mail account

If you have forgotten your email login details click here to find out how to retrieve them.


Please note: If you are using 123-reg's SMTP server to send outgoing email, SMTP authentication must be turned on. To do this, please do the following:

  • Click on More Settings
  • Click on Outgoing Server
  • Select My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication
  • Click on OK

If you are asked for a username and password, please use your mailbox username and password.


Click the Next button.


Click the Finish button.


Close and re-start Outlook 2007


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