Set Up Your E-mail Account in Microsoft Outlook

If you name 5 things you can barely live or work without, email will, without doubt, rank very high among them. And getting your email to work can be a difficult task – no one likes to deal with all of these settings and functions, having no idea what has to be actually done.

This is why, today, we have prepared a detailed guide on how to set up your email client with your cPanel hosting account and get your mail working in a matter of minutes.

OUTLOOK ============

  • In Microsoft Outlook, go to the E-mail Accounts menu, and then select Tools.
  • The E-mail Accounts wizard window will pop up, follow the instructions on it and select Add a new e-mail account, then click Next
  • For your server type, select POP3 or IMAP, and then click Next.
  • On the Internet E-mail Settings (POP3/IMAP) window, enter your information as follows:

Your Name; Your first and last name; E-mail Address; Your email address; User Name; Your email address, again; Password; Your email account password.; Incoming mail server (POP3/IMAP): POP – mail.yourdomainname; Outgoing mail server (SMTP) – mail.yourdomainname

 Then Click More Settings.

  • On the Internet E-mail Settings window, go to the Outgoing Server tab.
  • Select My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication.
  • Go to the Advanced tab
    Incoming server (POP3) should be 110
    Outgoings server (SMTP) should be 25 or 26
  • Click OK.
    Click test account
    you should see two ticks to verify that your account have been set successfullt
    Click next then finish


  1. Start Mozilla Thunderbird, go to the Tools menu and select Account Settings.
  2. Select Email account, and click Next.
  3. Enter your name and e-mail address.
  4. Select POP3 or IMAP as the type of incoming server you are using. Your incoming server is for both POP/IMAP. Click Next.
  5. Enter your e-mail address for the Incoming User Name, and or emailuser* (should be replaced with the actual user assigned to the actual domain name) for the Outgoing User Name. Click Next.
  6. Enter a name for your email account and click Next.
  7. Carefully verify your account information and click Finish.
  8. In the Account Settings window, select Outgoing Server (SMTP)listed at the bottom of the Settings Frame, below all created email accounts.
  9. Click the “Edit” button. At the SMTP Server screen, complete the fields so that they appear as described below: Server Name: Port: 26 Use name and password: check the box (this refers as “My Outgoing Server requires Authentication” in Outlook) Username: or username* Use secure connection: leave as default
  10. Click Ok.
  11. Go back to the Server Settings area for the particular email account you just created.
  12. Click on the Outgoing SMTP Server drop-down menu and select the Serer you have just added in steps 8,9,10.
  13. Click Ok.
  14. Your email account is now set up.


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