Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Instructions For Configuring Outlook To Talk To Postfix

Rimuhosting has a nice HOW TO for setting up E-mail on their servers. It includes a quick 7 step overview, along with more details. This how to isn't specific to rimuhosting per se - it should work with most any server that runs postfix/dovecot.

When I completed the steps, I had working e-mail, which is great. But, what I didn't have were a set of instructions to tell Outlook users how to access their e-mail. Here's my attempt to do this.

There's almost certainly a better tutorial out there than this, but, I figured this is better than nothing:

  For this example, we assume the following:
    name: Joe Smith
    e-mail address:
    password: abc123

  Given the above e-mail address we 
  know that our username is:  
  joe   (without the

 Open up outlook
 Go to: Tools >> Account Settings
 Click "New..."
 Select "Microsoft Exchange, POP3, IMAP or HTTP"
 Select "Manually configure server settings or additional server types"
 Select "Internet E-mail"
 Fill in:
   Your Name: Joe Smith
   E-mail Address:
   Account Type: POP3
   Incoming Mail Server:
   Outoging mail server:
   User Name: joe
   Password: abc123
 Click "more Settings..."
 Click "Outgoing Server"
 Check "My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication"
 Select "Use same settings as my incoming mail server"
 Click "Test Account Settings..."

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