Setting up Outlook 2007 for email

To set up a new email account: 


  1. From the Tools menu, select Account Settings


  2. Select the Email tab and click New.  To edit Account Settings select the email account and click Change (skip to step 5)


  3.  Check the Manually configure settings or additional server types box and click Next

  4. Select Internet Email then click Next

  5. Fill in all fields for User, Server, and Logon information.
    Incoming mail server: mail.comcast.net
    Outgoing mail server: smtp.comcast.net

  6. Click More Settings

  7. In the Outgoing Server tab, check the box marked My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication and ensure the Use same settings as my incoming mail server is selected. 

  8. In the Advanced Tab change the Incoming Server (POP3) to port 110 and make sure the box next to 'This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL)' is NOT checked.  Change the Outgoing Server (SMTP) to port 587 and change 'Use this following type of encrypted connection'  to None then click OK

  9. Check the settings by clicking Test Account Settings on the Internet Email Settings screen.  When test completes click Close

  10. Click Next then click Finish

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