Monday, April 22, 2013

How To Set Up A New E-Mail In MS Outlook?

Microsoft’s free information managing program MS Outlook over the years, acquired an immense popularity among business individuals and professionals. This email management program comes with several additional features such as junk email filtering, distribution list etc. This article details the guidelines for configuring a new e-mail account in MS Outlook. The procedure to accomplish the same is not that much complicated as you may think and can be performed with the help of application’s “Add Account” function.

Instructions to follow

  • Open Microsoft Outlook application by double-clicking the desired shortcut icon on the computer desktop interface.
  • Now access the File tab from the program’s quick access menu.
  • Click on the Add Account button under the Account Information section.
  • Now you can view a new window with the following boxes: email address, username, and password.  Here you have to input the account username, complete email address and password in the respective fields. When done, click Next. Now the Outlook program will automatically configure the email account using the account information that you have provided.

Once the automatic configuration procedure gets completed, you can view a pop-up message on the screen indicating that the account is configured successfully. However, if the program fails to configure the account automatically, then you may need to do it manually.

Changes to be done in the Outlook settings 

For manually configuring the email account in MS Outlook, you’ll require the incoming and outgoing server addresses. Normally this server information is offered by the Email service provider.

  • Click on the button that reads Manually Configure Server Settings.
  • Now from the newly displayed Outlook Settings window, choose the tab labeled Advanced Settings.
  • Next, you need to enter the incoming and outgoing email addresses provided by your service provider in the given field.
  • Similarly, enter your account username and password in the respective log-in information fields. When done, hit on the Finish tab. Outlook automatically implements the changes that you have made. Add the email account when you launch the MS Outlook program next time. Once you finish the entire set up, click on the close tab to exit the MS Outlook program.

In the event of any error messages while trying to configure a new e-mail account in Outlook, feel free to call up the Microsoft Help team to troubleshoot the same.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Steps To Set Up Microsoft Exchange Mail

Microsoft Exchange is a mail server, calendaring and contact manager software developed by the software giant Microsoft. The tool offers email hosting services for corporate networks. The Exchange Mail server can also offer web hosting services to mini and small-scale companies who cannot afford private email servers. Using the Microsoft Exchange application, you can set up Exchange email on your Windows based machine with ease. Follow the guidelines mentioned below to set up the Microsoft Exchange mail.

Microsoft tech support Instructions to set up Microsoft Exchange Mail

Plug in the power cable and switch on your Windows powered machine.
Wait for the system to boot. Enter your password and username when prompted, to log in to your administrator account.  
Launch the Start menu. To launch the Start menu, click on the Start orb located on the taskbar. From the Start menu pop up, select the label that reads All Programs. From the All Programs submenu, select the option that reads Windows Live. From the Windows Live submenu, select the Windows Live Mail option. This will open the “configure Exchange email settings” window.
Enter your Microsoft Exchange server email address and password when prompted in the log-in window. If you do not have the necessary details to log-in into the Microsoft Exchange server email, contact your network administrator or email service provider. Enter your name into the empty field next to the label that reads Display Name. Click Next to continue.
Hit the option that reads POP3. This will open the Incoming Server window. When prompted, enter your Incoming Mail Server details. Make sure that you enter the correct details into the incoming server text box. Enter Outgoing Server details into the Outgoing server window. Contact the network administrator or email service provider for more details on the same. Hit the Next option to proceed to the next stage of setting up Microsoft Exchange mail.
Hit the Finish option when you are done setting up Microsoft Exchange mail. Click the Finish option to exit the setup.
Re-launch Windows Live. Wait for all the unread emails to download into your Inbox.
Follow the above guidelines to set up Microsoft Exchange mail with ease. Send us your valuable feedbacks and queries about the same. Contact our Microsoft tech support division for more assistance on the same.