How to Setup Outlook 2013 for cPanel Email

Posted on 8 Nov by Mark Davie.

Step 1: When you first open Outlook, it will provide a “Welcome to Outlook 2013” message, follow the prompts to start setting up an account. If you don’t see this, click File > Account Settings > Add a New User Account. You want to arrive at this screen below:

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Step 2: On the Auto Account Setup menu, select the option for Manual setup or additional server types, then click Next.

Step 3: On the Choose Service menu, click the POP or IMAP (preferred) option then click the Next button.

Step 4: You will then see the POP and IMAP Account Settings menu, fill in the fields.

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Below is a description of the fields:

Option Description
Your Name Enter the name you want people you email to see, such as: John Smith
Email Address Enter your full email address, such as: username@example.com
Account Type Choose if you want to use POP or IMAP. By default, POP downloads and removes your emails from the server, while IMAP leaves them on the server. In my tests, I am setting up a POP account, but if it works for you, IMAP is the better choice.
Incoming mail server
Enter mail.domain.com.au  (Replace domain.com.au with your actual domain)
Outgoing mail server (SMTP) Enter mail.domain.com.au  (Replace domain.com.au with your actual domain)
User Name  Enter your full email address, such as: username@example.com
Password  Enter the password you for this email address.
Remember password  I recommend checking this box, so Outlook will save your password.
Require logon using Secure Password Authentication Do not check this box.

Step 5: Click the More Settings tab.

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Step 6: Check “My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication” and check “Use same settings as my incoming mail server“.

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Step 7: Click the Advanced tab.

Enter your settings, below is a description of the available options.

Option Description
Incoming Server
Choose your preferred settings, below are the available options.
Standard (POP3): 110
Standard (IMAP): 143
SSL (POP3): 995
SSL (IMAP): 993
This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL) Click this if you are using the SSL option.
Outgoing Server
Standard: 25* or 587
SSL: 465
*Often times, ISP’s will block this port for use with their email. You may want to consider using port 587, or the secure settings.
Use the following type of encrypted connection:
Standard: None
SSL: SSL

Step 8: Click the OK button. Click the Next button and Outlook will test the the account settings.

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You will see two tasks: Log onto incoming mail server, and, Send test e-mail message. When they are complete, Close button.

You will see a message stating “You’re all set!” click the Finish button and your email setup is complete!

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