Setting Up POP3 email in Outlook
No one knows everything about a program off hand. You need to use the program for a long time before you can even possibly know all that it is able to do and all you are able to achieve with it. However, this doesn’t mean that you don’t need help from time to time. This is also the case when Outlook errors pop up.
Sometimes there are things you must or probably should do with your program that you do not understand and definitely don’t know how to do. Setting up POP3 with your email account in Outlook is one of these things you will probably need help to achieve.
Steps to Set up POP3
First, you may need to know what POP3 is. POP3 is the way emails are sent from one email address to another. It may be more or less instant nowadays, but the process is still long and hard winded. Similarly to how your letters get from your mail box to the recipients mail box, your emails get from you to the next person.
Letters are picked up in your mail box and sent to your post office where they send it to the recipient’s post office who send it to the recipient’s mail box.
Similarly, your email is sent to your outbox, that sends it to your email service provider, that sends it to the recipient’s email service provider who sends it to their inbox.
This is one of the reasons that sending an email to someone who uses the same email service provider as you is about a millisecond faster. This process of sending emails is called POP3 and you need to set it up if you use Outlook on Microsoft.
This, on Outlook, also determines which email account you send your emails from. You see, on Outlook and many other email service providers, you can have many different email addresses, no even necessarily with the email service provider’s prefix on the end.
Now, if you want to see this for yourself, go on to your settings on Outlook and look for manage email accounts. If you have more than one email account, you will see them listed. Somewhere on the sidebar, you will see POP3 as well.
If you want to add more email accounts on to this, such as a business email or a personal email, then just click ‘Add new account’ instead of ‘Manage email accounts’.
When you click on an email account you have linked already, you will see on this side the details for your POP3 (incoming emails) and your SMTP (outgoing emails).
This can be changed, but since everyone’s number of accounts and type of accounts is different, there is no set way to change this.
However, you can give Microsoft a call and they will walk you through the necessary steps in order to change this.
So, POP3 can be incredibly easy to understand or incredibly hard; it depends on how good you are with electronics and the advice you are given.
But don’t try to change things by yourself; get a professional from Microsoft to help you with POP3 on your Microsoft Outlook account.