Setting up email in Microsoft Outlook

This tutorial shows you how to set up Microsoft Outlook to receive emails from your email account. This tutorial focuses on setting up Microsoft Outlook 2007, but these settings are similar in other versions of Microsoft Outlook and other email programs.

1. In Microsoft Outlook, select Tools -> Account Settings

Set up an email account in Microsoft Outlook 

2. On the E-mail Accounts wizard window, select New and click Next.

Select New

3. For your server type, select POP3 and click Next.

Select pop 3

4. On Auto Account Set Up window, skip over all of the fields and select the tick box that says Manually configure server settings or additional server types and click Next.

Manually configure server settings

5. On Choose E-mail Service window, select Internet E-mail and click Next.

Select Internet E-mail

6. On the Internet E-mail Settings window, enter your information as follows:

Your Name
Enter your first and last name as you would like it to appear to those receiving your emails.

E-mail Address
Enter your e-mail address.

Account Type
Set it to POP3.

Incoming mail server
Your incoming server is, where "" is the name of your

Outgoing mail server (SMTP)
Enter the SMTP outgoing mail server of your ISP. (Your ISP is the company you get your internet from.)

For example:

  • (for Bigpond users)
  • (for AAPT Users)
  • (for Optus users)
  • (for TPG users)

User Name
Enter your username for your EMAIL account. This will be in the format of: eg.

Enter the password for your EMAIL account. (This is on the Official Handover Letter you recieved from Magicdust.)

Select the tick box that says Remember password.

Click Test Account Settings.

Internet Email Settings

7. Outook will then take a few seconds to check your email set up, and return a confirmation that the email has been successfully created.

8. Click Close.


9. Click Next.


10. Click Finish.


11. This will return you back to the E-mail Accounts page. Click Close to complete your email set up.