MS Outlook 2007: Guidelines for email account setup.

This step-by-step article describes how to configure Microsoft Outlook 2007 to add a new Internet e-mail account.

Website: Microsoft Outlook 2007 - http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/FX010857931033.aspx
License: Software to be purchased at Microsoft

Sample Configuration parameter:

User Information:

Your name: Name Surname

Email address: user [at] your-domain [dot] co [dot] za

Server Information:

Incoming (POP3) mail server: mail.your-domain.co.za (port 110)

Outgoing (SMTP) mail server: Use one that fits your internet connection type:

  • Telkom (ADSL) - smtp.saix.net
  • Telkom (Dialup) - smtp.saix.co.za
  • IS ADSL - smtp.isdsl.net
  • MTN 3G - mail.mtn.co.za
  • Vodacom 3G - smtp.vodacom.co.za
  • I-Burst - smtp.wbs.co.za
  • Sentech - smtp.sentechsa.com

Account name: user [at] your-domain [dot] com

Password: mailbox password

(where 'your-domain.co.za' is the name of your registered domain with Syneco)

Guidelines for email account setup:

  1. Launch Microsoft Outlook 2007

  2. Select ‘Tools’ from the top menu bar

  3. Click the ‘Accounts Settings’ button

    Microsoft Outlook 2007 - Accounts Settings

  4. On the pop-up, click ‘New’ on the E-mail tab; The email setup wizard will appear

    Microsoft Outlook 2007 - Add new account

  5. Ensure that the ‘Microsoft Exchange, POP3, IMAP, or HTTP’ radio button is selected and click ‘Next’

    Microsoft Outlook 2007 - Email setup wizard

  6. Ensure that the ‘Manually configure server settings or additional server types’ checkbox is selected and click ‘Next’

    Microsoft Outlook 2007 - Email setup wizard

  7. Ensure that the ‘Internet E-mail’ radio button is selected and click ‘Next’

    Microsoft Outlook 2007 - Email setup wizard

  8. Enter all the relevant details, as per sample configuration above (Select ‘POP3’ as the server type)

    Microsoft Outlook 2007 - Enter your POP and SMTP server details

  9. Click ‘Next’

  10. Click ‘Finish’

    Microsoft Outlook 2007 - Finish

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