How to configure MS Outlook

The following instructions and screenshots are for MS Outlook 2010. Older versions of Outlook (and Outlook Express) are very similar in style and the server settings should be the same as outlined here.
Amending account details for alternative mail clients or devices will be different but, again, the settings should be the same.

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From within Outlook, Select File > Account Settings

Highlight the mail acocunt you want to modify and select Change.

email settings - account


Check Incoming and Outgoing servers are set to


server settings for email

Click the More Settings… button.
Select the Outgoing Server tab and check My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication.
Check Use same settings as my incoming mail server.

outgoing mail server settings

Select the Advanced tab.

advanced email settings

Set Incoming server (POP3) port to 995
Tick This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL)
Set Outgoing server (SMTP) port to 465
Set Use the following type of encrypted connection to SSL
Select OK button
Click Next button

The account should then run an automatic test for both incoming and outgoing servers. Assuming this test runs OK, Select Close and Finish.