Summary

The following article guides you through setting up Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 to connect to your DomainsFoundry email account using IMAP.

Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Login screen
Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Login screen

What You’ll Learn

You’ll learn to do the following:

  • Open Outlook 2007
  • Create an IMAP email account
  • Enter your email settings
  • Send and Receive email using Outlook 2007

Before you start checklist

Have the following ready before you start:

  • Your domain name.
  • Your email address.
  • Your email password.
  • DomainsFoundry SMTP bolt-on.
  • Microsoft Outlook 2007 installed on your computer.

Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2007

  1. Open Microsoft Office Outlook 2007. If you’ve just installed Outlook 2007 it will show in your Start Menu. Alternatively, click Start Menu > All Programs > Microsoft Office > Microsoft Office Outlook 2007.
    Outlook in Windows 7 Start Menu
    Outlook in Windows 7 Start Menu
  2. If this is the first time you have run Outlook 2007 then it will show you the Startup wizard. Click Next.
    Outlook 2007 Startup Wizard
    Outlook 2007 Startup Wizard
  3. Outlook will then ask you if you want to configure an email account. Select Yes and click Next.
    Configure Email Account - Outlook 2007
    Select Yes to configure an Email account.
  4. If no window appears then click the Tools menu, click Account Settings and click New…. Select Microsoft Exchange, POP3, IMAP, or HTTP and click Next
    Add new e-mail account button in Outlook 2007
    Add new e-mail account button in Outlook 2007
  5. Tick Manually configure server settings for e-mail account.
    Add E-mail Account Outlook 2007
    Manually configure Email Account
  6. Click the Next button.
  7. Outlook will ask you to choose your E-mail Service. Select Internet E-mail. Then click Next.
    Internet Email Outlook 2007
    Add Email Account - Outlook 2007
  8. You are now prompted to enter your email account details.
    • Enter your name
    • Enter your email address. For example, info@example.com
    • Select IMAP for the Account Type
    • Enter mail.example.com as your Incoming Mail Server – replacing example.com with your own DomainsFoundry domain name.
    • Enter mail.example.com as your Outgoing Mail Server – replacing example.com with your own DomainsFoundry domain name.
    • For User Name, enter your email address. For example: info@example.com.
    • Enter your email password

    Email Settings - IMAP - Outlook 2007
    Add Email Settings in Outlook 2007
  9. Click More Settings.
  10. Click the Outgoing Server tab and then tick My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication. Click Ok.
    Outgoing Server Authentication Outlook 2007
    My Outgoing Server Requires Authentication
  11. Click Next.
  12. Click Finish.
    Account added successfully - Outlook 2007 success screen
    Account added successfully - Outlook 2007 success screen
  13. Your DomainsFoundry email account now appears on the left-side of Outlook.
    New Email Account in Outlook 2007
    New account displayed in Outlook 2007.
  14. From Outlook 2007’s menu bar click Send/Receive (Or press F9).
  15. Outlook 2007 will now connect to your DomainsFoundry email account and show you any emails in your inbox.
    Send and receive in Outlook 2007
    Send and receive - Outlook 2007

Congratulations. You’ve now configured Microsoft Outlook 2007 to send and receive email using IMAP.