Utilizing Outlook 2013
If you have ever had Microsoft Office with the Microsoft Outlook email client, you may have been a bit confused as to how to set up your email account to be used in Outlook. This is a demonstration on how to set up an existing email account with Microsoft Outlook 2013.
The first step is opening up Outlook 2013.
Once Outlook is opened up, you click on the blue “File” option in the top left corner. This will bring you to the Account Information section of Outlook.
Next, you will select the “Add Account” option which will take you to the Auto Account Setup.
Inside Auto Account Setup, you just type in:
- A name to be associated with the Email account
- The address of the email account (email@example.com)
- The password used to sign into the email account.
After those fields are filled in with your email information, you click “Next”.
Outlook will then attempt to log onto the email account and test the connection. If there are errors, it may be due to an incorrect password or mistyped email account name.
Once Outlook is successfully able to sign in and the message “Your e-mail account is successfully configured.” you can go ahead and Finish the account setup.
You will then be taken back to the main screen where your inbox is. Here you can see the test message that Outlook sent while setting up the account. You can now have other emails populate your inbox and use Outlook as your email client.
If Outlook can’t sign in to your email account, it may be because Outlook detected the wrong email configuration. Here is a list of common email providers and their email settings.
Now that Outlook 2013 is set up with your email address, you can start using its many features. If you have any questions on Outlook or other email clients, feel free to contact us.
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