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Setup Email On Your Local Machine

There are two main steps to setting up domain specific email. The first is creating the email address and is covered in the previous tutorial. The second is setting up your local machine to be able to send and receive emails from your new address and is covered below for some of the most common email client programs.

Setup Email on Outlook 365

Turn your computer on (yes, really) and open up Outlook. Open File in the top ribbon. Then click Account Settings.

The Account Settings window appears. Select the E-mail tab and click New. Don’t worry if you already have some existing account, it won’t be overwritten. You can manage many email accounts with Outlook.

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On the next window enter the email address you want to setup and tick Let me set up my account manually. Then click Connect.

You’ll be prompted to select which type of email address you’re setting up. Select IMAP.

Next you’ll be prompted to enter the email address password. Enter it then click Connect.

Remember how we selected Let me set up my account manually a few steps ago? Outlook thinks it knows better and attempts to connect to the email server automatically before we’ve entered all the details anyway. If you’re lucky, Outlook will actually work things out itself and successfully connect. But this depends on which exact version of Outlook is running and what you’ve been doing with it in the past. If it succeeds, then skip the next step. If it fails you’ll be presented with this window saying Something went wrong. Click Change Account Settings.

If Outlook’s automatic configuration failed and you clicked Change Account Settings you’ll now see the IMAP Account Settings screen. Enter the main connection details, substituting the dummy account info in the images here with your own credentials.

Then click Next.

If you got the details right or Outlook guessed right you’ll see this success window. Click Done. If connection failed you’ll want to recheck all the entered details, especially the password, and make sure you’re connected to the internet.

Email will work but there’s one last thing to do. Go back to the Account Settings window and click Change with the account selected.

You’ll be taken to a different settings page. Here you can enter your name and organisation that people see when they receive your emails. The other options should probably be left as they are. Once you’ve typed in what you want, click Next.

You’re done!

Setup Email on Outlook 2016

Turn your computer on (yes, really) and open up Outlook. Open File in the top ribbon. Then click Account Settings.

The Account Settings window appears. Select the E-mail tab and click New. Don’t worry if you already have some existing account, it won’t be overwritten. You can manage many email accounts with Outlook.

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You’ll be prompted to enter some details. Skip all that by selecting Manual Setup and click Next.

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For the service we want IMAP. So select POP or IMAP and click Next.

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The account settings window is where things get trickier. You’ll need to enter the main connection details, substituting the dummy account info in the images here with your own credentials.

When you’re finished, click More Settings. Don’t click Next yet as we have a few more parameters to enter.

In the Internet E-mail Settings dialog set the following additional options.

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Once you’re done with the additional options, click OK and then Next. Outlook will attempt to login to the email server and send a test message. With any luck, they should both be successful and you can click Close.

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Finally, click Finish and bask in the glory of your completed email configuration.

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Setup Email on Thunderbird

Open up Thunderbird. If it’s the first time you’ve opened Thunderbird you’ll be prompted to create an email account. If not click on an existing email account and you’ll get the screen below. Click Email under Create a new account.

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You may be prompted to create an email address with third party providers. Click Skip this and use my existing email.

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Now you enter some basic email account information.

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Mozilla will attempt to automatically configure the email account but will fail. Fill in the rest of the server configuration as per below.

 

That should be all you need to do. Check your email inbox and try sending an email from the new address.

Setup Email on iPhone

Pick up your iPhone. Select the Settings icon shown below.iphone-settings-iconNavigate to Mail, Contacts, Calendars.

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In the Mail, Contacts, Calendars screen, select Add Account.

iphone-add-accountSelect Other as provider.

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Select Add Mail Account. If you’re wondering why you have to press Add Mail Account when you’ve already pressed Add Account, we’re wondering the same thing. Just do it.

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Now you enter some basic email account information. Enter account details below.

iphone-account-detailsEnter more detailed account details below. Some of the fields should be prefilled by the entries you made in the previous screen. Fill in the rest of the server configuration as per below.

Your phone will attempt to verify the server. If everything has been entered correctly you will move onto the next screen. If not, a popup will appear which says Cannot Verify Server Identity. Press Continue and make sure settings are entered correctly. If you still can’t verify don’t hesitate to contact us.

Ensure Mail is switched on. Notes and any other services are totally up to you. Click Save.

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Enter the mail app by clicking the Mail icon shown below.

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You should be able to see the inbox for your email account.

iphone-mail-inboxTest sending and receiving emails. If anything seems amiss be sure to check details on the Advanced screen. Details should be automatically set to be like the below. If not, make any adjustments necessary.

iphone-advanced-detailsThat’s it. Enjoy email on your iPhone!

Setup Email on Android Gmail App

Pick up your phone and open the gmail app. It will have an icon like this:

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On the top of the screen press the menu button.

Scroll down and select Settings.

Select Add account.

You’ll be prompted to choose an email provider. Select Other.

Enter your full email address and press Next.

In answer to What type of account is this?, select Personal (IMAP) account and press Next.

Enter the password to your email address and press Next.

Enter incoming server settings.

Enter outgoing server settings. These are similar to the previous screen, but not exactly the same.

You’ll be prompted to select account options. Change options as you see fit and press Next.

Check your inbox. You should see emails from your new address in your Android device!

Setup Email on Android Samsung Email

Samsung Email refers to the default email app on Samsung phones. If you don’t have a Samsung phone this tutorial is useless to you. Its icon looks a little something like this:

Make sure your phone is powered on (yes, really) and open the Samsung email app. Open up the main menu using the top left icon.

Press Manage Accounts at the bottom of the menu.

Press the +plus symbol to create a new account.

Enter your email address and password and press NEXT. Don’t worry about pressing MANUAL SETUP.

When prompted with What type of account? select IMAP ACCOUNT.

You’ll be prompted to enter Incoming server settings.

Press NEXT.

You’ll be prompted to enter Outgoing server settings. Similar but not exactly the same as the previous section.

Press NEXT.

Set Account options as desired. You don’t actually need to change anything here if you don’t want. Press NEXT when done.

You’re nearly done. Enter a name for your account and more importantly a name for yourself. This will be the name that recipients of your emails see. Most likely it’ll be your actual name but you might prefer an alias like Enquiries. Press DONE when done.

You can now send and receive emails through your Samsung email app.

What Next?

You may now want to setup email forwarders. If so, check out our email forwarding tutorial.

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