Outlook 2010

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Email Setup for Outlook 2010 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 2010 for the first time
01 Opening Outlook 2010 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 on the file menu and add account
01a Create a new account by clicking on the file menu and add account

and then continue as follows…

02 – Choose yes to configure an email account
02 Choose yes to configure an email account
03 – Prompt for your details name email and password
03 Prompt for your details name email and password
04 – Select to manually configure the server settings
04 Select 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 2010
09 – Outgoing tab: tick my outgoing server smtp requires authentication
09 Outgoing tab tick my outgoing server smtp requires authentication1
10 – Click onto the advanced tab
10 Advanced tab1, Outlook 2010
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 outgoing port to 5871
12 – Press the ok button and then next to test the settings
12 Press the ok button and then next to complete the settings1 (1)
13 – Press the finish button to launch outlook
13 Press finish

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.

14 – Press yes for making outlook the default mail program
14 Press yes for making outlook the default mail program
15 – If the activation wizard appears press next to complete activation
15 If the activation wizard appears press next to complete activation
16 – Activation is complete press close to continue
16 Activation is complete press close to continue
17 – Select the recommended settings for updates etc and press ok
17 Select the recommended settings for updates etc and press ok
18 – In the main outlook email screen and we can see the test email arrived
18 In the main outlook email screen and we can see the test email arrived
19 – Create a new message from the New button and enter the email subject and so on
19 Create a new message from the New button and enter the email subject and so on
20 – Click the new button to create a new signature file
20 Click the new button to create a new signature file
21 – Enter a name for the signature file like my signature
21 Enter a name for the signature file like my signature
22 – Enter some details into the signature and select for it to go on new messages
22 Enter some details into the signature and select for it to go on new messages

That’s it, you should now have your email setup and signature configured for Microsoft Outlook 2010.