How to configure SMTP with Microsoft Outlook?

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Neeraj Agarwal

What is Outlook?

Microsoft Outlook is an email application that let the user send and receive emails.

It comes as a part of Microsoft Office Suite. Other that send and receiving emails, outlook also includes calendar, task manager, contact manager etc.

Microsoft Outlook can be purchase from internet from the below mentioned link.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/d/outlook-2016/cfq7ttc0k5cf?activetab=pivot%3aoverviewtab

Multiple SMTPs can be configured in your outlook account. In this blog we will be using MailGet SMTP to demonstrate the SMTP configuration procedure for outlook:

1. Open Outlook on your system

Once you have downloaded Microsoft Outlook from the link above, open it on your system and create your outlook account.

 

2. Click on “Tools” menu

Click on Tools menu to start the SMTP configuration process.

 

3. Click on “Options” menu

Select Options from the Tools menu to got to the mail set up window.

 

4. Click on “Mail Setup” tab

Click on Mail Set to configure your email account details.

 

5. Click on “E-mail Accounts” button

Click on “E-mail Account” button to set-up new accounts and directories.

 

6. Click on “New” button

Click on “New” button to add your new e-mail ID.

 

7. Configure E-mail manually

Select “Manually configure server settings or additionalserver types” and click on “Next” to go to the next screen.

 

8. Select “Internet E-mail”

Select “Internet E-mail” from the options and click on “Next” button.

 

9. Fill in User Information

In User Information section fill-in :

1. Your name

2.  Your email address from which want to send the e-mail campaign i.e. your sender’s e-mail ID 

 

10. Fill-in Server Information

In the server information section fill in the following:

1.  Account type: POP

2. Incoming Mail Server: pop-mail.outlook.com

3. Outgoing Mail Server(SMTP): smtp.formget.com

 

11. Fill-in the Logon Information

In this section fill-in yor Outlook account credentials i.e. your out look username and password.

 

12. Click on “More Settings” button

Click on “More Settings” button to go to the outgoing server setting options.

13. Click on “Outgoing Server” tab

Click on “Outgoing Server” tab and check “My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication

                                            

14. Choose “Log on using” option

Choose “Log on using” option to to create new Log on credentials for outgoing server.

 

15. Fill in the “User Name” and “Password”

Fill in new “User Name” and “Password“.

Note: Make sure to un-check the “Require Secure Password Authentication(SPA)”

 

16. Click on “Advanced” tab

Click on “Advanced” tab to make changes to advanced server setting.

 

17. Click on “Incoming server (POP)

Click on “Incoming server (POP3)”  and change the default port number of the incoming server to 995.

 

18. Check “This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL)

 

19. Click on “Outgoing server (SMTP)

Click on “Outgoing server (SMTP)” and change the default port number of the outgoing server to 2525.

 

20. Click on “OK” button

Click on “OK” button to complete the set-up process.

 

21. Click on “Test Account Settings” button

Click on “Test Account Settings” button to check whether all the modifications have been successfully implemented and the SMTP configuration is complete.

 

22. Click on “Close” button after verification

When the account settings have been test and the Green tick marks appear adjacent to all the tasks  in the tasks column, account setting are completed successfully.

Click on “Close” button to close the window and go back to Outlook Dashboard.

Your Outlook accounts now connected successfully with MailGet SMTP. You can now start sending your e-mail campaigns now.

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