How to set up Outlook 2002 for email

by Ross McKillop on September 5, 2006

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This tutorial will guide you in setting up Outlook 2002 (also known as Outlook XP) for the first time…

  1. The first time you launch Outlook, the Wizard should start up. If it does, skip down to Step 4. If it does not, please proceed to Step 2.

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  3. In Outlook, select Tools from the top menu, and then E-mail Accounts… from the drop-down list

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  5. Make sure Add a new e-mail account is selected, and then click Next. Please skip down to Step 5.

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  7. Make sure Yes is selected and click Next to continue

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  9. Select POP3 and click Next to continue

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  11. Here you’ll need to enter all of your email account settings. If you’re unsure of any of these settings, please see the article titled Broadband ISP Email Server Settings (which contains the settings for most North American High-Speed Internet Service Providers). If your ISP requires that you specify a user name and password to send mail as well as receive it, click the More Settings… button.

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  13. Select the Outgoing Server tab, and enter the appropriate info (which is usually Use the same settings as my incoming mail server). Click OK to return to the main setup window.

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  15. Click the Test Account Settings… button to make sure everything is set up properly.

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  17. Click Close in the test window and then Next (assuming everything went well) in the main setup window. If there were any errors, double-check your settings.

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  19. That’s it, you’re done! You can now start to use Outlook 2002 to begin sending and receiving email.

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  • Rev. Thomas E. Rutledge, Jr.

    I am having difficulty importing my address book from AT&T to Outlook. Can ou help me?

  • pat vitiello

    I get to the test account settings window, and they are all checked except the one that says “Log onto incoming mail server (POP 3).” Everything else is checked as completed except that one. What am I doing wrong?