This lesson will teach you how to configure your email with Outlook.

Step 1: Open Outlook


Step 2: Add An Account


Click on File and press the Add Account button.

Step 3: Input Account Information


Under Your Name enter your full name.
Under Email Address, enter your full email address
Type in the password for your email address

Step 4: Click Next


Step 5: Manually Configure Settings


Outlook will try to automatically determine the mail server information. If it is not able to, select manually configure server settings.

Step 6: Select Internet Email and Click Next


Step 7: Input Server Settings


Input the server settings on the next page

Step 8: Click More Settings


Step 9: Configure Outgoing Mail Settings


In the outgoing server tab, ensure you have selected “My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication”. Login using your email address and password.

Step 10: Configure Mail Ports


Ensure you have selected port 26 for the outgoing mail server. Encryption should be set to none on both servers.

You’re Done!

Your email should now be setup and working for you! Please contact support if you are unable to send or receive email.


  1. Gary Reckart

    I just moved my domains over here to greengeeks. I am having trouble with my email. I was formerly set up pop3. Here it says IMAP. unless I delete my old setups and enter new I cannot change from pop3 to IMAP. I appear to send using port 26 but unable to receive using port 143. What is the solution?

  2. Mark L.

    Hello Gary,

    If you are using POP3, you can setup the email account to use POP3 as well with GreenGeeks. Please use port 110 in this case for the incoming mail server and ensure you have selected POP3 during account setup.

    I hope this answers your question. Please open up a support ticket in the GreenGeeks Account Manager if you are still having trouble!

    Mark L.
    GreenGeeks Support

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