How To Set Up Your Email Account On Microsoft Outlook

  • Ensure you have the email address and password
  • In Outlook go to the ‘File’ tab/menu.
  • Select ‘Account Settings’
  • The process will differ if this is the first account to be added to Outlook as opposed to adding an additional account
  • On the first screen shown, select to add the account manually – tick box in bottom left hand corner
  • On the next screen choose a POP or IMAP type account
  • Complete the settings using the email address, password, icoming and outgoing server names will be the domain name prefixed by the word “mail.” (as in mail.billericayit.co.uk where the domain name is billericayit.co.uk).
  • Click on the more settings and navigate to the outgoing server settings and select SMTP Authentication so it is ticked.
  • Click save and test the connection and ensure that 2 green ticks are displayed
  • Add an email signature for the account if requested by the client
  • Change the send/receive to 5 minute intervals through the email options settings – this is usually in the File/Options, Advanced options.