Set up POP in Outlook 2003

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POP is a protocol used to retrieve email messages from an Internet email server. Generally, when you use POP it is best to use it from one particular computer. When you download your messages, the POP email server stores them for your later retrieval. If you go to another computer to connect and retrieve that same message, it will no longer be on the POP server.

You can also download a copy of new e-mail messages and not delete items from the POP3 email server. This is useful if you check your POP3 email account from a number of computers or profiles. For example, you can download a copy of the messages on your work computer, and then on your home computer, you could download the messages and delete them from the POP3 server.

Follow these steps to set up POP on your Outlook account:

  1. Open Microsoft Outlook 2003.
  2. On the Tools menu, click Email accounts.
  3. On the email accounts page, click Add new email account.
  4. On the server type page, click POP3.
  5. Click Next.
  6. On the email accounts page, type in all the information requested, i.e., your name, email address, etc.
  7. Click More Settings.
  8. Click the Outgoing Server tab.
  9. Select the My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication checkbox.
  10. Click OK.
  11. Click Next.
  12. Click Finish.
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