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Video:Microsoft Outlook: How to Set Up a Mail Account

with Nick Flegg

Set up a mail account in Microsoft Outlook to view, send and organize emails. Watch this About.com how-to video for step-by-step instructions on setting up a mail account in Microsoft Outlook.See Transcript

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Transcript:Microsoft Outlook: How to Set Up a Mail Account

Hi, I'm Nick and today for About.com, I'm going to teach you how to set up an account in Outlook 2010.

Configure Your Email to Set Up a Mail Account

The first time you start Outlook, you'll be prompted to configure your email accounts. You can skip this stage and do it later, if you prefer, but selecting 'Yes' will take you to the Add New Account window. Here, you can enter your email account directly into the boxes provided. Once your information is entered, click 'Next' and Outlook will automatically try and configure your email account. If all goes well, your account will connect and Outlook will start up, loading your account along with it. To add a new account when Outlook is already open, click File and choose the 'Add Account' option. You can also use the 'Account Settings' option, if you prefer.

Use Manual Configuration to Set Up a Mail Account

If you would like to configure your server settings manually, select to the 'Manually configure server settings or additional server types' option and hit Next. Select the Internet E-mail option and then fill in your details as before. Make sure Account type is set as IMAP. In the Incoming mail server box, enter imap.mail.yahoo.com. In the Outgoing mail server, enter smtp.mail.yahoo.com. Enter your password and then click on the 'More Settings' option.

Set Up Your Account's Outgoing Mail

In the Outgoing Server tab, maker sure the requires authentication option is ticked and then head to the Advanced tab. For a yahoo account, the Incoming server should be set to 993, while the Outgoing server should be 465. Both the incoming and the outgoing servers should have an SSL connection. Once you're happy with the information you've entered, click Next to complete the configuration. If all goes well, your new account should be up and running in no time.

Now you know how to set up an account in Outlook 2010. For more tips and tricks, head over to compute.about.com.

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