How to configure Outlook 2003 to connect to an email account

Microsoft Outlook 2003 is an email client for Windows users that comes prepackaged with Microsoft Office 2003.

To add a new email account in Outlook, first you have to create one from the Email section of the Pixie control panel. If you're not sure how to do it, read the tutorial on creating an email account.

After you start Outlook 2003, go to the Tools menu and select Email Accounts. A new window will pop out. Mark the button Add a new e-mail account and click on Next. Then you have to select an incoming mail server type. Choose either IMAP or POP3 and click on Next.

On the following window you have to type your name, the full email address and the password for the email account. In the field for User Name also type your full email address (e.g. You also have to type the incoming and outgoing mail server names in the respective fields. For both you can use your domain name (e.g., if it points to our servers, or the name or IP address of the HostKnox server hosting your account. However, if you want to enable encryption for your email account you have to use the name or IP address of the server.

Once you're done with these options click on the button More Settings in the lower right corner of the window.

On the new window that opens 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 the respective checkboxes under incoming and outgoing mail server. You also have to set the correct port numbers.

The port number for outgoing (SMTP) server with SSL is 465; without SSL it's 587. For IMAP with SSL the port number is 993; without SSL it's 143. For POP with SSL the port number is 995; without SSL it's 110.

When you configure everything click on OK, then on Next on the Email Accounts window, and finally on Finish.

For some more details and screenshots check out the tutorial on configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003 to connect to your email account.

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