Outlook 2011 for MAC - POP Setup & Configuration

  1. Open Outlook for Mac 2011. From the Outlook drop-down menu in the top bar, select Preferences.

  2. On the Outlook Preferences menu, under the Personal Settings header, click Accounts.

  3. On the Accounts screen, select E-mail Account.
  4. Enter your full email address (e.g., myname@mydomain.com) and password. Click Add Account.
  5. Once your email address and password is entered, the box will expand. Enter the following information into the expanded screen:

    • User Name— Enter your entire email address (e.g., myname@mydomain.com).
    • Type—Select POP from the drop-down menu.
    • Incoming mail server—Enter the pop server name:? pop.yourowndomain (replace yourowndomain with your own domain name ie pop.somedomain.co.za)
    • The pop port should be port 110.
    • Outgoing mail server (SMTP)—Enter the smtp server name:  smtp.yourowndomain (replace yourowndomain with your own domain name ie pop.somedomain.co.za)
    • The smtp port should be port 25, however if you make use of Mweb, Iburst, Cell-C, or an ISP that uses smtp redirection to prevent spammers, you then need to change the port to "590' and then click the "overide default port" checkbox.
    • The Use SSL to connect box should be unchecked.
    • Click the "more settings button" and In the Authentication drop down box, click to select Use Incoming Server Info.
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  6. Click Add Account and Confirm changes and close.

Note: A POP connection removes the email messages from the server during download. If you would like to leave copies on the server, click Advanced and check the Leave a copy of messages on server check box. Click OK.

Ensure that the use smtp authentication is also checked in the advanced tab.

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