How do I set up MS Outlook 2010? | POP3 or IMAP

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This article will explain how to setup MS Outlook 2010 with POP3 or IMAP

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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.


The following is a general guide to setting up Microsoft Outlook 2010 to enable you to send and receive emails from the email account you have hosted with


Start Outlook 2010 from the Start Menu.

Click on File and then click on the Add Account 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 the following information:

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.


Click on the More Settings button.


Click on the Outgoing Server tab.


Select My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication.


Click on the OK button.


Click on the Next button.


After the test account settings check has finished click Close.


Click the Finish button.


Close and re-start Outlook 2010.


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