How to set up your mail in Microsoft Outlook

Follow the steps below to set up your Afrihost-hosted email address in Microsoft Outlook.

Open account settings in Outlook

  • Open Outlook.
  • At the top of your window, click on ‘File’.
  • On the left hand side click on the Account Settings dropdown and select Account Settings.
  • Click on ‘New’ in the Account Settings window.
  • Select Manual setup or additional server types and click ‘Next’.
  • Select ‘Pop or IMAP’ and click ‘Next’.

Enter your mail details

  • Enter your name and the email address you wish to set up under User Information.
  • Select your preferred Account Type - either POP3 or IMAP.
  • Enter your incoming mail server. This will always be
  • The outgoing mail server will be exactly the same as your incoming mail server.
  • The username should be your full email address.
  • Enter your password and ensure that the remember password box is ticked.
  • Now click on ‘More Settings’.
  • Click on the ‘Outgoing Server’ tab and make sure the ‘My outgoing server requires authentication’ box is ticked.
  • Now click on the Advanced tab and make sure that the incoming server port is set to 143 and the outgoing server port is set to 587.
  • Once done, click on ‘OK’ and then on ‘Next’.
  • Outlook will now test your settings. Once the test is complete, click on ‘Close’ and then ‘Finish’ to start using your mail.

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