Email Setup for Outlook 2003

Microsoft Outlook 2003 is part of the Microsoft Office 2003 suite. Though this third party email client is available for purchase and available to the public.

Note: As of April 2014, Microsoft no longer provides support for Outlook 2003.

For generic settings to use along side the instructions listed below, please refer to the following article:

Email Configuration

To configure email for Outlook 2003:

  1. Open Outlook 2003
  2. Select Tools > E-mail Accounts.
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  3. On the E-mail Accounts wizard window, select "Add a new e-mail account" and click Next.
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  4. Click Next.
  5. On the next screen, for Server Type, select IMAP or POP3.
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  7. Click Next.
  8. On the next screen, you will be prompted to provide the essential information for your email account, such as:

      Your Name
      Enter your first and last name.

      E-mail Address
      Enter your e-mail address.

      User Name
      Enter your e-mail address, again

      Password
      Enter the password you set up for your e-mail account.

      Incoming Mail Server (POP3)
      Enter mail.yoursite.com for your incoming mail server.

      Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP)
      Enter mail.yoursite.com for your incoming mail server.
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  9. Click More Settings.
  10. In the Internet Email Settings window that appears, select the Outgoing Server tab.
  11. Select My Outgoing Server(SMTP) Requires Authentication.
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    Note: If you did not change the SMTP relay area, then you can select Use Same Settings as My Incoming Mail Server. If the username and password in the SMTP Relay section of the Manage Account Page was changed, select Logon Using and enter the user name and password.
  12. Navigate to the Advanced tab and change the outgoing server (SMTP) port to 25 or 26.
  13. Click OK.
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  15. Click Next.


  16. Finally, click Finish.
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