How do I set up email in Outlook 2010?

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I'd like to check my email using Outlook 2010. Can I sync my email with Outlook?

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Yes, you can set up your email in Outlook 2010. Here are the steps.

If you have another version, click the link below for the version of Outlook you have. To find out which version you have, click the Help menu on the Outlook toolbar and click About.


Note: If you're having problems sending email in Outlook, review the steps below to make sure all steps and settings match exactly.

  1. Open Outlook, click the File tab. Under Account Information, click Add Account.



  2. Click the Manually configure server settings or additional server types checkbox and then click Next.



  3. Click Internet E-mail and then click Next.


  4. Enter your User Information:

  • In the Your Name box, type your name the way that you want it to appear to other people.

  • In the E-mail Address box, type the complete email address. Make sure to include the user name, the @ symbol, and the domain name.


  • Enter your Server Information:


  • Note: IMAP accounts are the recommended option for customers that want to check email from multiple sources (home computer, work computer, mobile phone).
    • Select POP3 or IMAP for server type.

    • In the Incoming Mail Server field, enter mail.homesteadmail.com for POP3 or IMAP.

    • In the Outgoing Mail Server field, enter smtp.homesteadmail.com for POP3 or IMAP.


  • Enter your Logon Information:

    • In the User Name field, enter your full email address.

    • In the Password field, enter the password for the account you want to access from Outlook.


    Tip: Click to select the Remember password checkbox. If you don't, you'll have to enter your password each time you want to do anything with your email in Outlook.

  • Clear the Require logon using Secure Password Authentication checkbox.



  • Click More settings. Then, click the Outgoing Server tab.

  • Check the My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication checkbox. Select Use same settings as my incoming mail serverl

  • Click the Advanced tab. You will see Server Port Numbers. The port numbers will depend on whether you are settings up an IMAP or POP3 account.

  • IMAP Advanced Settings:
    • Incoming Server: 143

    • Use the following type of encrypted connection: None

    • Outgoing Server: 587

    • Use the following type of encrypted connection: None


    POP3 Advanced Settings:
    • Incoming Server: 110

    • This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL) must be unchecked.

    • Outgoing Server: 587

    • Use the following type of encrypted connection: None


  • Click OK.

  • Click Next and then click Finish.


  • Important: If you don't complete the advanced settings, you'll see error message 550 #5.1.0 address reject.

  • If you set up an IMAP account, in Outlook, click the Inbox for the IMAP account that contains a folder that you want to subscribe to or unsubscribe from.

    • In the Tools menu, click IMAP Folders and click Query.

    • In the Folders box, click the folder you want to subscribe to and click Subscribe.

    • Click Close to complete the set up.

      Note: To test the settings, send a message directly from Outlook.

      Hope that helps!

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      IMPORTANT

      Before proceeding, you'll need to check and see if your account was converted to our new email platform (Open-Xchange), as the configurations are slightly different.

      Click here to see how.