Microsoft Outlook for E-mail Tutorial - Create E-mail Accounts
This Microsoft Outlook for e-mail tutorial begins with explaining how to create e-mail accounts. The first time you start Microsoft Outlook after installing Microsoft Office, it asks you if you wish to create an e-mail account. You may go ahead and create your first e-mail account from here. Once finished, you can add more e-mail accounts using the Account Settings window. This Microsoft Outlook for e-mail tutorial explains creating e-mail accounts using the Account settings window.
Open the Account Settings window using the Tools Menu. In Office 2010, click on File, then Info. Click on the Account Settings option with a black triangle. Click again on the Account Settings in the drop down menu. This will open the Account Settings window.
1 Make sure you are on the E-mail tab and click on New…. This will open up a dialog that asks if you wish to create an e-mail account, a SMS system or a Facsimile account. Though this Microsoft tutorial for e-mail tutorial will cover only creating e-mail accounts, you might be interested about the other options. The SMS option helps you create a messaging system whereby you can send short messages to cellphones. Outlook employs use of third parties to send these SMS messages so you may be charged for using these SMS accounts. As there are different websites that allow you to send SMS for free, you may consider using them instead. If you select Others -> Fax option, Outlook configures a MAPI account that allows you to send/receive e-mails as FAX.
2. As you wish to create an e-mail account, click to select E-mail Account. Click Next.
3. The next screen asks you for your name, e-mail ID and password. Enter the values and click on Next. Outlook will automatically fetch the settings for incoming mail and outgoing mail, based on the domain of your e-mail ID and configure the e-mail account for you.
4 Click on Finish to close the E-mail Setup Wizard.
You can add more accounts to your Outlook using the above method. Once you are done with adding all the e-mail accounts you need, close the New Account window.
Note: If you are creating POP3 accounts and do not wish to create different folders for each, you can combine e-mail accounts. See our article - "Setting up More than One Account on Microsoft Outlook" listed in the series below.
Important: Microsoft Outlook configures your e-mail accounts as IMAP or POP3 based on the settings of your e-mail account on the server. Some service providers such as Gmail and Yahoo offer the facility where you can turn on/off POP3 or IMAP using the website. Outlook configures your account accordingly.