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Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003

Last Updated: Mon, 18 Apr 2011 > Related Articles

Summary

Learn how to configure Microsoft Office 2003.

Solution

POP vs. IMAP

POP is the recommended incoming mail server for those who primarily use a mail client (i.e. Outlook, Windows Mail, Thunderbird, etc.) to receive email.  However, if you also plan to regularly use a smartphone (i.e. Blackberry, Iphone, Android, etc.) or the Cox Business Email web interface to receive mail, then IMAP should be used.  Instructions for both are below.

 

1

From the Tools menu, select Email Accounts.

 

 

2

Select the Add a new email account radio button. Click Next.

 

3

Select the POP3 radio button. Click Next.

 

 

4

 

Enter the email account details and server information.

  • Incoming mail server (POP3) is pop.coxmail.com
  • Outgoing mail server (SMTP) is smtp.coxmail.com
  • User Name is the customer’s e-mail address
  • Password is the customer’s password

Click More Settings

 

 

5

On the Outgoing Server tab, select My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication. Select the Use same setting as my incoming mail server radio button.

 

6

On the Advanced tab:

  • Incoming server (POP3) is 995
  • Outgoing server (SMTP) is 465
  • Select This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL) for the incoming and outgoing server.

 

 

 

7

Verify the information. Click Next.


 

8

Click Finished.

 

 

Configuring IMAP

Steps 3, 4 and 6 of this procedure will need to be configured differently if using IMAP. Use the steps below instead if you are configuring a smartphone.

 

 

3

Select the IMAP radio button. Click Next.

 

 

4

Enter the email account details and server information.

  • Incoming mail server (IMAP) is imap.coxmail.com
  • Outgoing mail server (SMTP) is smtp.coxmail.com
  • User Name is your email address
  • Password is your password.

Click More Settings.

 

 

6

On the Advanced tab:

  • Incoming server (IMAP) is 993
  • Outgoing server (SMTP) is 465
  • Select This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL) for the incoming and outgoing server.

 

 

 

 


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