Summary

The following article provides step-by-step instructions for setting up Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 to connect to your DomainsFoundry email address using IMAP.

Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 Login screen

What You’ll Learn

You’ll learn to do the following:

  • Open Outlook 2010
  • Create an IMAP email address
  • Enter your email settings
  • Send and Receive email using Outlook 2010

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 2010 installed on your computer.

Setup IMAP email in Microsoft Outlook 2010

  1. Open Microsoft Office Outlook 2010. If you have just installed Outlook 2010 it will show in your Start Menu. Click Start Menu > All Programs > Microsoft Office > Microsoft Office Outlook 2010.
  2. If this is the first time you have run Outlook 2010 then it will show you the Startup wizard. Click Next.
    Outlook 2010 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 2010
    Select Yes to configure an Email account
  4. If no window appears then click the File menu and click Add Account.
    Add new e-mail account button in Outlook 2010
    Add new e-mail account button in Outlook 2010
  5. Select Manually configure server settings or additional server types.
    Add E-mail Account Outlook 2010
    Manually configure Email Account
  6. Click Next
  7. Outlook will ask you to choose your E-mail Service. Select Internet E-mail. Then click Next.
    Internet Email Outlook 2010
    Add Email Account - Outlook 2010
  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 2010
    Add Email Settings in Outlook 2010
  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 2010
    My Outgoing Server Requires Authentication
  11. Click Next
  12. Outlook will test your settings. Click Close
  13. Click Finish.
    Account added successfully - Outlook 2010 success screen
    Account added successfully - Outlook 2010 success screen
  14. Your DomainsFoundry IMAP email account now appears on the left-side of Outlook 2010.
    New IMAP Email Account in Outlook 2010
    New IMAP email account displayed in Outlook 2010
  15. From Outlook 2010’s menu bar select Send/Receive, then click Send/Receive All Folders
  16. Outlook 2010 will now connect to your DomainsFoundry email account and show you any emails in your inbox.
    Send and receive in Outlook 2010
    Send and receive - Outlook 2010

Congratulations. You’ve now configured Microsoft Outlook 2010 to send and receive email using IMAP.