Setting Up Microsoft Outlook 2010


Many people balk at the task of setting up Microsoft Outlook 2010 because it seems such a daunting task. It’s not really, so fear not! This tutorial will take you through the basics of setting up Outlook 2010, and you’ll discover just how easy it is.

After you’ve installed Office 2010, as soon as you start Outlook, you’ll getthe startup window that let’s you know that you’re in the process of setting the application up.

Microsoft Outlook 2010 Setup
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Click Next.

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At this screen, you must decide whether you want to tell Outlook about an existing email account that you are currently using. You would normally select “yes” here, and that’s what we’re going to do.

Click Next.

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On this screen, things start getting interesting. Here, we add details about our email account. You need to type in the following:

  • Your name
  • Email address
  • Password

Once you’ve typed in those details, click Next.

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The next screen tells us that Outlook is configuring the email server settings. This involves trying to establish a connection with the email server and attempting to log on using the email account you specified on the previous screen. It should take only a few minutes.

Microsoft Outlook 2010 Setup
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The next screen, although it highlights an error of sorts, is usually nothing to worry about. It tells us that a network connection was successfully established and that Outlook was able to log on to the email server, but it also tells us that an encrypted connection to the mail server wasn’t available. You don’t even need to know what this means! Just click Next.

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This time Outlook tries to log on using an unencrypted connection. Again, don’t worry about what that means, just keep your fingers crossed!

If all goes well, you should get the following screen:

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The final window tells us that Outlook was able to connect, log on and send a test email to the account you specified.