How to setup POP3 on Microsoft Outlook

1. Start the Microsoft Outlook program.

Use the Start menu to start Outlook 2010 or newer. If you’ve never used Outlook before, it will usually prompt you to create a new account. In that case, skip ahead to step 2.

If Outlook doesn’t prompt you, click the File tab:

Outlook 2016 File tab

Then make sure that Info is selected on the left and click the Add Account button:

Outlook 2016 Add Account button

2. The “Welcome to Outlook” window appears.

When this window appears:

  • Enter your email address as [email protected]
  • Click Advanced Options
  • Click Let me set up my account manually

The window should look like this:

Outlook 2016 Welcome screen

Then click Connect.

3. The “Choose Account Type” window appears.

The window looks like this:

Outlook 2016 Choose Account Type window

Click POP.

4. The “POP Account Settings” window appears.

This is the window where you’ll enter most of your account settings:

Incoming mail server:Provide by Hosting
Incoming mail port:Provide by Hosting
This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL/TLS):Request by Hosting
Outgoing mail server:Provide by Hosting
Outgoing mail port:Provide by Hosting
Outgoing mail encryption method:Request by Hosting

Make sure that the two “Require logon using Secure Password Authentication (SPA)” checkboxes are not checked.

The window should look like this:

Click Next.

5. Outlook asks for your password.

Type the email password you chose when you created this email address, then click Connect.

6. Outlook setup is complete

You’re finished! Try sending yourself a test email message to make sure it works.