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How Do I Set Up a Microsoft Outlook® 2010 Account

October 04, 2011  |  Difficulty: Medium

How to set up account in Microsoft Outlook® application, that  connects to your mailbox

Microsoft Office® 2010 consists of several applications and all have different uses. One of them is a very popular mailing client called Microsoft Outlook®. Using this software, a user can manage his email account without needing to log in through the interface in an Internet browser. In fact, the Outlook® application connects to your mailbox and allows you to manage email accounts through its interface. You only need to insert your account details; this is made even easier by using the wizard. The instructions below should help you through the wizard smoothly to set up and manage your Outlook® account. 

To demonstrate a connection to a real account, we’ll use an inbox.com email account created in the article that focuses on the setting up of an email account. If you haven’t set up an inbox.com email account, try setting one up before proceeding further. Your inbox.com account needs to have POP3 access enabled. Go to your settings and in the left pane click on “POP3 access” to enable it.


  1. Start the Microsoft Outlook® 2010 mailbox application. The wizard will automatically launch. At the welcome screen click the “Next” button.
  2. On the next screen keep the “Yes” radio button chosen and click the “Next” button.
  3. At the “Auto Account Setup” screen, choose the “Manually configure server settings or additional server types” radio button and click the “Next” button.
  4. Choose the “Internet E-Mail” radio button.
  5. On the “Internet E-mail Settings” screen fill in the following information:
    User Information – Your Name and E-Mail Address (e.g., test@inbox.com).
    Server Information – Account type (usually POP3), incoming mail server (e.g., POP3.inbox.com), outgoing mail server (e.g., SMTP.inbox.com).
    Logon Information – User name (e.g., test) and password (your mailbox access password).
  6. Click the “Next” button. The wizard will try to connect using the data entered. If the test passes, the last screen is displayed.
  7. Congratulations! You have just set up your account, click the “Finish” button on the last screen.

Tips and Tricks:

  • Check the “Remember password” checkbox when filling in the Logon Information.
  • If you want to keep your mailbox free and have all emails moved to your PC, on the Internet E-mail Settings screen click the “More settings” button and switch to the “Advanced” tab. Here, uncheck the “Leave copy of messages on the server” checkbox and click the “OK” button.


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