Outlook 2007

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Outlook 2007 Setup

This document details the procedure for setting up a new email account in Microsoft Outlook 2007 with Sonic.net's recommended configuration. This is accomplished through the account setup wizard.

In Outlook 2007, click on the "Tools" menu and select "Account Settings..."

tools menu

Select "New..."

accounts screen

You will be prompted to specify the type of mail server you use. Sonic.net uses POP3 mail servers. Select the first option and click "next."

Microsoft Exchange

On the Auto Accounts screen, please select the box titled "Manually configure server settings or additional server types".

Manual

Leave the selection in 'Internet E-mail' and click next.

Choose

You will be prompted to provide your account information. Your "Incoming mail server (POP3) is pop.sonic.net, and your "Outgoing mail server (SMTP) is mail.sonic.net. You can access more account settings by clicking the "More Settings..." button.

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Under the "General" tab, you can specify the name that appears on the previous menu's listing, as well as your organization name, and your reply email address.

General

Under the "Outgoing Server" tab, you can instruct Outlook 2007 to use authentication when sending email. Sonic.net recommends that you enable SMTP authentication.

Outgoing

Under the "Connection" tab you can specify how Outlook 2007 will connect to the internet. The most flexible and generally applicable setting is "Connect using Internet Explorer's or a 3rd party dialer," in which case Outlook 2007 will simply use whatever connection is available.

Connection

Under the "Advanced" tab, you can control the port and encryption settings for your account. Sonic.net recommends setting your mail servers to use a secure connection (SSL). The Incoming server (POP3) port number with SSL enabled is 995. The Outgoing Server (SMTP) port number with SSL enabled is 465. You can also set Outlook 2007 to retain your messages on our server for a number of days even after you have retreived them. This is normally not necessary or even desirable, but in some circumstances (especially if you check your mail from multiple computers) this may be exactly what you will want to do.

Advanced

After reviewing all of your settings, click "ok" to return to the email settings window. Click "next." Outlook 2007 will display a window indicating that you have completed the account setup process. Click "finish" to exit the new-account wizard.

Finish


Outlook 2007 Settings

Getting to your account settings

In Outlook 2007, click on the "tools" menu and select "Account Settings..."

Menu

You will be presented with a listing of existing mail accounts. Select the one you would like to inspect and click "Change..."

Accounts

Your primary mail account settings are available here. Your "Incoming mail server (POP3) is pop.sonic.net, and your "Outgoing mail server (SMTP) is mail.sonic.net. You can access more account settings by clicking the "More Settings..." button.

Change

Under the "General" tab, you can specify the name that appears on the previous menu's listing, as well as your organization name, and your reply email address.

General

Under the "Outgoing Server" tab, you can instruct Outlook 2007 to use authentication when sending email. When connecting through another service provider, you will want to have this checked. Otherwise it is unnecessary.

Outgoing

Under the "Connection" tab you can specify how Outlook 2007 will connect to the internet. The most flexible and generally applicable setting is "Connect using Internet Explorer's or a 3rd party dialer," in which case Outlook 2007 will simply use whatever connection is available.

Connection

Under the "Advanced" tab, you can control the port and encryption settings for your account. Sonic.net recommends setting your mail servers to use a secure connection (SSL). The Incoming server (POP3) port number with SSL enabled is 995. The Outgoing Server (SMTP) port number with SSL enabled is 465. You can also set Outlook 2007 to retain your messages on our server for a number of days even after you have retreived them. This is normally not necessary or even desirable, but in some circumstances (especially if you check your mail from multiple computers) this may be exactly what you will want to do.

Advanced

Getting to your options

To access options that apply to all accounts on your Outlook 2007, click on the "Tools" menu and select "Options..." All settings under Tools -> Options are a matter of personal preference. These images are provided as reference.

Menu

Preferences

Preferences

Mail Setup

Mail Set Up

Mail Format

Mail Format

Spelling


Spelling

Other

Other

Delegates

Delegates