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
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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
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01b – Press the new button to start the account setup process
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and then continue as follows…

02 – Choose yes to configure an email account
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03 – Enter your details: name, email and password
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04 – Tick to manually configure the server settings
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05 – Keep the selection on internet email and press next
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06 – Choose IMAP for cloud mail sync between computer and phone or POP to download separate copies to each device
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07 – Incoming and outgoing server is secure.emailsrvr.com and the email address is the username
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08 – Click the more settings button to open the additional settings
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09 – Outgoing tab: tick my outgoing server smtp requires authentication
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10 – Click onto the advanced tab
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11 – Select SSL dropdown for the incoming mail and auto for the outgoing mail and change the outgoing port to 587
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12 – Press the ok button and then next to complete the settings
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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
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14 – Press ok for privacy options popup
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15 – Press no to the question about RSS feeds
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16 – Expand the folder tree to see the inbox for the new account you created
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17 – Create a new message from the New button and enter the email subject and so on
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18 – To add an email signature click on the signatures button and select signatures from the dropdown
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19 – Click the new button to create a new signature file
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20 – Enter a name for the signature file like my signature
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21 – Enter some details into the signature and select for it to go on new messages
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22 – Now when you create a new message the signature will be visible
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That’s it, you should now have your email setup and signature configured for Microsoft Outlook 2007.