Microsoft Outlook being the most popular email application allows users to manage virtual folders, maintain calendar and tasks, search faster, scan and download email attachments, block spam messages, and send/receive & archive mails etc. Such features enhance a user’s productivity and efficiency by saving a great deal of time and money. Loaded with so many features, Microsoft Outlook may give you hard time when you try to install it from the Microsoft Office suite. Check the steps below and install Microsoft Outlook from Microsoft Office suite in a few seconds:
1. Before you start the Microsoft Outlook setup process, close all the active windows/programs on your PC. Click ‘start’ button> ‘control panel’> ‘Add or Remove Programs’> select ‘Microsoft Office’, viz. enterprise or home edition, and click on ‘change’ or ‘Remove’. (Also find here how to uninstall a program completely from your PC)
2. On the next window, click ‘add or remove features’> ‘Continue’. In the next window, select Microsoft Outlook. Click ‘Run from my computer’ and then click ‘Continue’
3. Your Microsoft Outlook will be automatically installed on your computer and will ask you to create a new email account or newsgroup as you are running it for the first time.
Follow the below mentioned steps to configure an email account in your Outlook:
1. When prompted, ‘create a new email account or newsgroup’, select ‘manually configure server settings or additional server types’.
2. Click ‘Next’. In the ‘Add New E-mail Account’ window, you can either follow the auto-email wizard or manually create an email account. For manual settings, click the ‘Tools’ tab> ‘Account Settings’.
3. Click ‘New’> ‘Mail’> ‘Next’. On the ‘Add New E-mail Account’ window, key in all the required details viz. email address, password etc. Check the ‘Remember password’ box for Outlook to remember your password always.
4. Select ‘POP3’, ‘IMAP’, or ‘Microsoft Exchange’ from the drop-down list in ‘Account Type’. Type incoming/outgoing mail server addresses as ‘IMAP’ and ‘SMTP’ respectively followed by relevant extensions. Type the IMAP and SMTP port numbers, provided by your ISP.
5. Check the ‘Require logon using Secure Password Authentication (SPA)’ box if you desire to log on using SPA. (Find Microsoft Outlook support here)
6. Click ‘Test Account Settings’ for testing that an email account has been created and the servers are logged on and active, a test message will be sent to check the settings.7. To make more changes to your email account, click ‘More Settings’ and type the desired information. Click ‘Next’ and then ‘Finish’. (Find common Microsoft Outlook problems here)