Configuring SMTP Authentication for Outlook Express and Outlook (Windows)

Outlook Express that comes with Microsoft Windows
Outlook 97 or 2000 that comes with Microsoft Office


1. From the Tools menu, select (click) Accounts

2. In the "Internet Accounts" dialog box, click on the Mail tab.

3. Select the email account to be SMTP-authenticated and click on the PROPERTIES button.

4. In the "Account Properties" dialog box:
  • Click the Server tab.
  • Check My outgoing server requires authentication
  • Click the Settings button.
5. In the "Outgoing Mail Server" dialog box:
  • Check Use same settings as my incoming mail server
  • Click OK to close the "Outgoing Mail Server" dialog box.
6. Click OK to close the "Account Properties" dialog box

7. Click Close to close the "Internet Accounts" dialog box

Outlook that comes with Microsoft Office XP, 2003 or newer

1. From the menu item "Tools" select "Accounts." Click on the NEXT button. Click on the CHANGE button. Click on the MORE SETTINGS button.

2. From the "Outgoing Server" tab, check on the box that is labled "My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication.

3. Click on the buttons OKAY, NEXT, FINISH.

Outlook that comes with Microsoft Office Corporate

1. In Outlook, on the Tools menu, click Services. Click Internet e-mail, and then click Properties.

2. Click the Servers tab, and then check the box for “my servers requires authentication” under Outgoing Server.

3. Click on the buttons OKAY, NEXT, FINISH.

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