So, you have already set up your cPanel Webmail account and now you want to use your Outlook 2010 for your Webmail. This can be a daunting task if you have never set up an email through Outlook before, but using a few simple steps, you can have your Microsoft Outlook 2010 checking, sending, and receiving your Webmail in no time!
- In order to set up your Outlook 2010, you must get some important information from your cPanel Webmail account. To find this information, login to your cPanel Webmail directly through “Webmail.yourdomainname.com” 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 2010 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 2010 to set up your Webmail. Note: It is highly recommended 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.
2. Now that you have the information you need from your Webmail account, Open your Microsoft Outlook 2010.
Navigate to Outlook either through a desktop Icon or your start menu.
3. If you have never used Outlook 2010, a Start-up Wizard will appear on the screen.
On the Startup screen, click “Next” to continue set-up. On the next screen, select “Yes” when it prompts you to set up an email account, then click “Next” to continue.
If the Start-up wizard does not open, you can still set-up your Webmail. Navigate to “File” on the Toolbar in Outlook. Select “Info” then “Add Account.”
4. To continue, select “Manually configure server settings or additional server types” and click “next” to continue your Webmail setup.
5. The next screen will prompt you to select your email service. Choose “Internet Email” and select next to continue.
anually enter the information from your cPanel Webmail account.
- Make sure everything you enter in the boxes match the information off your Webmail exactly.
7. Under “More Settings,“ first go to the “Outgoing Server” tab and check the box “My Outgoing Server (SMTP) requires authentication.”
Next, go under “Advanced Settings”
In the “Incoming” and “Outgoing” server boxes, match the information with the information from your Webmail account.
Click on “Save” or “Okay” to continue.
You will now be directed back to the previous screen where you entered your Webmail account information.
8. Next, you can test your account settings. You may do this one of two ways: First, you can click on the “Test Account Settings” box. Or, if If you leave the box “test account settings by clicking the Next button checked,” Outlook will do this automatically when you select next.
Testing account settings will make sure your account has been set up properly. If the test finds anything wrong, repeat the previous steps (6 and 7) to make sure everything is IDENTICAL to your Webmail information.
If everything is good, then you can select “Finish” and your Webmail set up is complete!
Now, you can enjoy sending and receiving your cPanel Webmail from the comfort of your Outlook 2010!