Outlook 2007

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Email Setup for Outlook 2007 with Rackspace Mail

Incoming and outgoing mail server: secure.emailsrvr.com

Walkthrough Setup Guide Video

If you prefer to watch a narrated screen capture video play this or see the screenshots further down.

Step by Step Setup Guide with Screenshots

01 – Opening Outlook 2007 for the first time
01 Opening Outlook 2007 for the first time

or if you have opened outlook before it may not prompt to setup an account

01a – Create a new account by clicking tools and account settings
01a Create a new account by clicking tools and account settings
01b – Press the new button to start the account setup process
01b Press the new button to start the account setup process

and then continue as follows…

02 – Choose yes to configure an email account
02 Choose yes to configure an email account
03 – Enter your details: name, email and password
03 Prompt for your details name email and password
04 – Tick to manually configure the server settings
04 Tick to manually configure the server settings
05 – Keep the selection on internet email and press next
05 Keep the selection on internet email and press next
06 – Choose IMAP for cloud mail sync between computer and phone or POP to download separate copies to each device
06 Choose IMAP for mail sync with computer and phone or POP to just download email to pc
07 – Incoming and outgoing server is secure.emailsrvr.com and the email address is the username
07 Incoming and outgoing server is secure emailsrvr com and email for username
08 – Click the more settings button to open the additional settings
08 More settings, Outlook 2007
09 – Outgoing tab: tick my outgoing server smtp requires authentication
09 Outgoing tab tick my outgoing server smtp requires authentication
10 – Click onto the advanced tab
10 Advanced tab, Outlook 2007
11 – Select SSL dropdown for the incoming mail and auto for the outgoing mail and change the outgoing port to 587
11 Select SSL for the incoming mail and auto for the outgoing mail and change
12 – Press the ok button and then next to complete the settings
12 Press the ok button and then next to complete the settings

The account is now setup. If you haven’t used outlook before the following additional steps will help you answer some default settings questions for first time users and setup an email signature.

13 – Press yes for making outlook the default mail program
13 Press yes for making outlook the default mail program
14 – Press ok for privacy options popup
14 Press ok for privacy options popup, Outlook 2007
15 – Press no to the question about RSS feeds
15 Press no to the question about RSS feeds
16 – Expand the folder tree to see the inbox for the new account you created
16 Expand the folder tree to see the inbox for the new account you created
17 – Create a new message from the New button and enter the email subject and so on
17 Create a new message from the New button and enter the email subject and so on
18 – To add an email signature click on the signatures button and select signatures from the dropdown
18 To add an email signature click on the signatures button and select signatures from the dropdown
19 – Click the new button to create a new signature file
19 Click the new button to create a new signature file
20 – Enter a name for the signature file like my signature
20 Enter a name for the signature file like my signature
21 – Enter some details into the signature and select for it to go on new messages
21 Enter some details into the signature and select for it to go on new messages
22 – Now when you create a new message the signature will be visible
22 Now when you create a new message the signature will be visible

That’s it, you should now have your email setup and signature configured for Microsoft Outlook 2007.