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How to Set Up an Email Account on Outlook (Desktop)

Microsoft Outlook is one of the most popular desktop email clients available today. Let’s look at how to set up your email account on Outlook for desktop.

First, open Outlook and go to File > Add Account.

account information screen on Outlook

Next, click Advanced Options and tick ‘Let me set up my account manually’

Now enter your email address and click Connect.

add email account screen on Outlook

Next, choose the type of email account to add. In most cases this will be IMAP but you may wish to set it up as a POP3 account.

advanced setup screen on Outlook

You’ll now be prompted to enter the server information for your email account. If you’re not sure of this, you can find it in cPanel by going to Email Accounts, and clicking Connect Devices beside the email address.

IMAP account settings on Outlook

Now click Next and fill in the email address password.

entering password screen on Outlook

Your email account will now be added to Outlook!

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