Manually create a POP3 account in Outlook 2007

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In this video tutorial I'll show you how to create a POP3 account in Outlook 2007. The steps are similar for creating any type of email account.

Before you start, make sure you have the correct POP3 and SMTP account names to use. If you need to use a specific port number or SSL, you'll need that information too.

The setting for Gmail, Hotmail (, GoDaddy, and Yahoo can be found at Online services.

  1. Go to Tools, Account Settings, New
  2. Select Microsoft Exchange, POP, IMAP or HTTP then click Next
  3. Select Manually configure account settings or additional server types then click Next
  4. Select Internet E-mail then click Next
  5. Type in your desired display name and email address
  6. Internet account settings 2007

  7. Select POP3
  8. Enter the Incoming mail server name (POP3)
  9. Enter the Outgoing mail server name (SMTP)
  10. Enter your username and password
  11. If you need to authenticate with the outgoing server or change the port number, click More Settings
  12. More Settings dialog 2007

    1. To authenticate with the Mail server, switch to the Outgoing server tab and select the correct authentication option
    2. Enter port numbers and SSL settings on the Advanced tab
  13. Test your account settings
  14. Return to Outlook

Video tutorial: Create POP3 account in Outlook 2007

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Note: HTTP account type is no longer supported.

About Diane Poremsky

Diane Poremsky
A Microsoft Outlook Most Valuable Professional (MVP) since 1999, Diane is the author of several books, including Outlook 2013 Absolute Beginners Book. She also created video training CDs and online training classes for Microsoft Outlook. You can find her helping people online in Outlook Forums as well as in the Microsoft Answers and TechNet forums.

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