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Setting up Outlook 2003 to read your cPanel Webmail.

By August 15, 2013October 18th, 2016Blog, Outlook, Tips, Webmail

So, you have created a cPanel Webmail account for your personal domain and want to use Microsoft Outlook to send and receive email through it. If you have never set an email up for Outlook before, it can appear overwhelming. However, it does not need to be difficult. Just follow these easy steps and you’ll be sending and receiving email through outlook in no time! For this first How-To guide, we will discuss How-To set your cPanel Webmail up for Outlook 2003.

1. Go to the Start Menu on your Windows Desktop. Depending on your version of Windows, the Start Menu could be set up in any number of ways. Generally, it is on the bottom left of your Desktop.


From the Start Menu, navigate to “Programs” then “Microsoft Office” and finally “Microsoft Office Outlook 2003.” Click on the icon for Outlook 2003.

2. Once you click on Office 2003, you will see this pop-up screen, called a “Set-Up Wizard.” The Set-up Wizard will walk you through the set-up of your email account.


If this Setup Wizard does not automatically pop up, navigate the top of your Outlook 2003 menu bar to “Tools/Email Accounts.”


When you click on Email Accounts, the Setup Wizard should appear.

3.  From the Set-Up Wizard, you will want to Select “Add New Email Account” then click on “Next. You will be directed to the following Screen:


This screen gives you the option to set your emails up through POP3, IMAP, or other server types. To set your cPanel Webmail up to Outlook, you need to know which option to use. Generally, this will be IMAP or POP3 servers. (Once you have selected your chosen option, Click “Next” to continue.”

4.  In order to continue setting up your Outlook, you have to know some important information from your cPanel Webmail account. To find this information, login to your cPanel Webmail directly through “” then click on “Configure Mail Client” in your settings.


You will then be directed to the following screen:


You will notice “Auto Configuration Scripts” at the top of the screen. Because we are using Outlook 2003 and not any of the ones in that box, we will ignore the entire “Auto Configuration” section. Instead, look under “Manual Settings.”


 This section shows you exactly what information to input into your Outlook 2003 to set up your Webmail. Note: It is highly recommended that you use the Secure SSL/TLS Settings to keep your email secure.

Using the information in this section, return to outlook and select “IMAP” or “POP3.” For this how-to, I am using “POP3” Settings, though the set-up for IMAP is almost identical.

5. Enter in the information EXACTLY as shown on “Manual Settings”



After entering this information, click on “Test Account Settings. If everything is set up properly, the Screen will show this:



If not, you will need to go into “More Settings” to complete the set up.

6 If you must enter “More Settings,” there are only a few more steps you will need to do to complete the set-up.

First, you will first find the “General Tab” name your Email Account. The other spaces can be left blank.

outlook general

Next, under “Outgoing Server” Tab, click the empty box next to “My Outgoing server (SMTP) Requires Authentication.” You may ignore the “Connection” Tab.


Finally,“Advanced” make sure the Port information matches the “Manual Settings” tab.


Be sure to check the boxes labeled “This Server requires an encrypted connection (SSL).” Once this has been done, press “OK” then “Test Account Settings” again.

If everything comes up clear, like the above image, press “Next” on the Set-Up Wizard then “Finish” to exit.olo3#12

Your Microsoft Outlook Account is now set up to send and receive email from your Webmail address. Outlook will check your email every 15 minutes, or, you can press “Send/Receive” on the toolbar of your Outlook program.


Now you can enjoy sending and receiving your Webmail from the comfort of your Outlook program!


Mandy Oviatt

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