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Email Application Setup Outlook 2010 for Windows

This guide provides instructions for setting up email in Outlook 2010 for Windows, aiming for efficient communication. The steps are designed to be clear and helpful for anyone, whether for professional or personal use. By following this guide, users can effectively utilize Outlook 2010's features for their email management needs. To learn about Email settings such as incoming and outgoing server, please check our article - How To Setup Email Account - Client Setup SSL/TLS Settings - POP & IMAP

Adding a new account

  1. Open the Microsoft Outlook 2010.
  2. Go to File > Info > Account information.
  3. Click the Add Account button.
    Add Account under Info
  4. Choose Manually configure server settings.
  5. Click the Next button.
    Manual configure and next button
  6. Choose Internet E-Mail.
  7. Click the Next button.
    Internet e-mail option and next button

Account Settings

Enter the details in each field on the screen:

  1. Your Name: Enter your name as you want it to appear on your outbound email messages.
  2. E-mail Address: Your email address.
  3. Account Type: IMAP or POP3. We recommend IMAP.
  4. Incoming Mail Server: mail.example.com, replacing example.com with your domain name.
  5. ​Outgoing Mail Server: mail.example.com, replacing example.com with your domain name.
  6. User Name: Your email address.
  7. Password: Your email account password.

More Settings

  1. Click More Settings.
    More settings
  2. Go to the Outgoing Server tab.
  3. Check the My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication checkbox.
  4. Ensure you're using the same settings as your incoming mail server.
  5. Go to the Advanced tab.
    Advanced server port numbers
  6. For IMAP with SSL*, change the following settings:
    • Incoming Port: 993
    • Outgoing Port: 465
    • SSL: SSL/TLS
    • Authentication: Normal password
  7. Click the OK button.
  8. Click the Next button.

Pro Tip: For other configuration settings, check ​Email Device Setup in your Email Manager, or refer to our Email Application Setup article.

Testing Settings

  1. While on the E-mail Accounts screen, click Test Account Settings. This will check your settings and send a test email to yourself to confirm that everything is working. If you receive any errors, please check your configuration.
  2. Click the Close button on the Test Account Settings window.
    test account settings close button
  3. Click Next on the E-mail Accounts window.
  4. Click Finish.

You're done! Outlook 2010 is now correctly configured to send and receive emails.


Managing your e-mails allows you to be on top of everything whether that's in a professional setting or personal matters. Proper setup is key to avoiding future issues and ensuring seamless communication. To enhance your email experience and further optimize your email management, consider exploring the professional email solutions offered by Bluehost.

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You may also refer to our Knowledge Base articles to help answer common questions and guide you through various setup, configuration, and troubleshooting steps.

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