How to configure Outlook 2002 to connect to an email account

Microsoft Outlook 2002 is an email client for Windows users that comes prepackaged with Microsoft Office XP.

Before you add an email account in Outlook, first you need to create one from the Email section of the Pixie control panel. If you don't know how to create a new account visit the tutorial on creating an email account.

After you start Outlook, go to the Tools menu and select Email Accounts. On the window that opens mark the button Add a new e-mail account and click on Next. On the next window select IMAP or POP3 for incoming mail server type and click on Next. After that you have to type your name and full email address (in the fields for Your Name and E-mail Address, respectively).

In the field for User Name type the full email address again and in the field for Password type the password for the email account. In the fields for incoming and outgoing mail server you can use either your domain name (as long as it points to our servers), or the name or IP address of the HostKnox server hosting your account. If you want to use encryption you should use the name or IP address of the server.

After you set these options, click on the More Settings button in the lower right corner of the window. On the new window that pops out click on the Outgoing Server tab and mark the checkbox for My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication. Then click on the Advanced tab and if you want to use encryption mark both checkboxes labeled This server requires an SSL-secured connection. One is for the incoming mail server and the other for the outgoing server.

With SSL enabled set the port number of the outgoing server to 465. For an incoming IMAP server the port number should be 993, if the incoming server type is POP the port number should be 995. The port numbers without SSL should be 587 for outgoing (SMTP), 143 for IMAP, 110 for POP.

After that click on OK and on the Email Accounts window click on Next and then on Finish.

For some more details and screenshots read the tutorial on configuring Outlook 2002 to connect to your email account.

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