You probably set up an email account when you installed Microsoft Outlook 2010. But what about when you need to have Outlook look after more email accounts – how do you add those? Easy.
Click on the File tab to open up Backstage View and then click on the Info tab on the left. At the top of the screen, you should see the Add Account button.
Clicking on that will display the Add New Account window, where you will type in details about the new account. These details include:
- The name for the account
- The email address
- The password you use for the email account
- The password retyped
You’ll notice that there are 3 radio buttons for Email Account, Text Messaging (SMS) and Manually configure server settings or additional server types. Make sure that Email Account is selected and then click Next.
Initially, Outlook tries to establish an encrypted connection to the email server. If that fails (and often it does – it’s nothing to worry about), the following screen is displayed:
Click Next, and Outlook will try to establish an unencrypted connection to the email server. When successful, you should see the following window: