Setting up an email account in Windows 10

Here is a step by step guide on setting up your e-mail account in Microsoft Outlook 2010.

NOTE: To complete these steps, you will need to know your email address, password, incoming mail server name, and outgoing mail server name that is provided by your service provider (in most cases Integralvision will have supplied this information).

This guide specifies only the options you need to change from the defaults, so if any options are not listed here, they don’t need to be changed.

Adding your email account

Once you have your details, open up Mail. Using the new ‘Start’ menu, click the ‘Mail’ icon, and it will load up.

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When you open it up for the first time, you can click the ‘Get Started’ button and it’ll take you straight to ‘Add Account’. If you’re already added another email address, you’ll need to go there.

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To get to the ‘Add Account’ screen:

Click the Cog icon on the bottom right of the application
Select ‘Switch to Settings’
Click ‘Accounts’
Click ‘Add Account’

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Once you’re in the ‘Add Account’ screen, you’ll need to get to the ‘Advanced Setup’ to properly set up your email. Currently, Mail tries to automatically connect to your email account using an SSL connection, which you can’t do with your email account. But if you set it to use a standard connection, everything runs perfectly.

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To set up your email account:

Click the ‘Advanced Setup’ button
Click ‘Internet Email’

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Enter in the following details, using your email account details:
Account name: [Your email address]
Your name: [The name you want to use]
Incoming email server: mail.[mail.yourdomain.co.uk]
Account type: IMAP4
Username: [Your domain email address]
Password: [Your supplied email password]
Outgoing (SMTP) email server: mail.[mail.yourdomain.co.uk]

Then ensure that the following two checkboxes are checked:
Outgoing server requires authentication – checked
Use the same username and password for sending email – checked

And that these two checkboxes are unchecked:
Require SSL for incoming email – unchecked
Require SSL for outgoing email – unchecked

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Click ‘Sign-in’ and your email will be all ready to use!

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