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Connecting Microsoft Outlook 2007 to GoDaddy email with SSL

by on Jan.22, 2011, under Outlook

Recently I wrote an article about hook up Outlook 2007 to Gmail and I realized that another handy tutorial would be how to hook up Microsoft Outlook to GoDaddy e-mail servers, so that you can use Outlook with your own domain’s email. In this article, I will show you how to hook up your Microsoft Outlook 2007 client to the GoDaddy e-mail servers, so that you can manage your e-mails from domains registered through GoDaddy through your Outlook client. In this tutorial, we will be creating a connection encrypted with SSL to enhance our overall e-mail security.

Step-by-Step

  1. From the Windows Start menu, click on the Programs menu to show it and click the Microsoft Office folder to show the Office program list. Click the Outlook icon start Microsoft Outlook 2007.
  2. Figure 1: Microsoft Outlook 2007

    Figure 1: Microsoft Outlook 2007

  3. If this is the first time you’ve started Outlook and have not setup any previous accounts, you will be prompted to setup a new account automatically and the Add New E-mail Account wizard will be opened. Otherwise, click on the Tools menu and click the Account Settings option to open the Account Settings dialog (Figure 2 below). On the E-mail tab of the Account Settings dialog, click the New button to start the Add New E-mail Account wizard (Figure 3 below).
  4. Figure 2: The Outlook 2007 Account Settings dialog

    Figure 2: The Outlook 2007 Account Settings dialog

  5. On the first page of the Add New E-mail Account wizard, make sure that the “Microsoft Exchange, POP3, IMAP, or HTTP” option is selected (which is the default) and click the Next button.
  6. Figure 3: The Add New E-mail Account wizard

    Figure 3: The Add New E-mail Account wizard

  7. On the second page of the wizard, simply Check the “Manually configure server settings or additional server types” option so that is it selected. Then click the Next button, you do not need to add any other settings here.
  8. Figure 4: Configure Outlook Manually option

    Figure 4: Configure Outlook Manually option

  9. On the third page of the wizard, ensure that the “Internet E-mail” option is selected (which is the default) and then click the Next button.
  10. Figure 5: Select the Internet E-mail option

    Figure 5: Select the Internet E-mail option

  11. On the fourth page of the wizard, fill in all of the fields, providing the following settings:

    GoDaddy E-mail Server Account Settings:

    Your Name: Your name as you want it to appear in the e-mail header.

    E-mail Address: Your GoDaddy e-mail address from your domain. Example: my_account@my_domain.com

    Account Type: POP3

    Incoming mail server: pop.secureserver.net

    Outgoing mail server: smtpout.secureserver.net

    User Name: Your GoDaddy e-mail address from your doamin. Example: my_account@my_domain.com (this should be the same as the e-mail address above.)

    Password: Your GoDaddy e-mail password from your doamin (as you would use to login into GoDaddy mail servers here).

    Then a Check the “Remember Password” option, if desired. But, before moving on, click the “More Settings” button to open the Internet E-mail Settings dialog.

  12. Figure 6: Basic Account Settings for GoDaddy Servers

    Figure 6: Basic Account Settings for GoDaddy Servers

  13. At the Internet Account Settings dialog, you have two options depending on the type of connection you decide to use, and both are available from GoDaddy, but for this example, we will be creating a connection that uses SSL encryption.
  14. Figure 7: The Internet E-mail Settings dialog

    Figure 7: The Internet E-mail Settings dialog

  15. For Connections with SSL (Recommended – More Secure): On the “Outgoing Server” tab of the Internet E-mail Options dialog, check the “My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication” option and ensure the “Use Same Settings” option is selected.
  16. Figure 8: The Outgoing Server settings for SSL

    Figure 8: The Outgoing Server settings for SSL

  17. On the Internet E-mail Settings dialog, on the “Advanced” tab, provide the following settings:

    Advanced Account Settings for SSL with GoDaddy:

    a. Incoming Server (POP3): 995
    b. This server requires an encrypted connection: Yes
    c. Outgoing Server (SMTP): 465

  18. Figure 9: The Advance options for SSL

    Figure 9: The Advance options for SSL

  19. Then click the OK button to accept the changes on the Internet E-mail Settings dialog. You will be returned to the Add New E-mail Account wizard. Click the Test Account Settings button to verify that the settings are working correctly.
    Figure 10: Test the Account Settings

    Figure 10: Test the Account Settings

    If everything is working correctly, you will see the following message:

    Figure 11: Successful Gmail E-mail Account Test

    Figure 11: Successful Gmail E-mail Account Test

  20. Finally, close the Test Account Settings dialog, and then click the Next button on the Add New E-mail Account wizard and click the Finish button to close the wizard.

Congratulations, you have now successfully configured Microsoft Outlook 2007 to use POP e-mail with your GoDaddy e-mail account.

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