Configuring Outlook setting for Verizon account holders
Verizon is a broadband and telecommunications company. The company’s position is taken into account while calculating the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
Well, let’s just say they are a big company and a major player in the industry!
Even though I’d like to go on about the company, I’d rather not. Just Google it and you will learn more about the company than I could’ve come up with.
Let’s not bother ourselves with the company’s value and stands. For now, let’s just focus on why you should be reading this article!
One of the benefits of Verizon’s high speed internet is its email accounts. It offers up to nine separate email accounts to its customers. Pretty cool, huh?
Yes, it is. And although it’s quite easy to access these email accounts through the Verizon webmail, some still prefer using an email client. Imagine having to handle nine accounts simultaneously. And that too, using webmail. The thought alone makes me shudder!
I’m sure the feeling is mutual, which is why, I’ve come up with these Outlook setting configuration steps to accommodate those Verizon accounts. Read on to know more!
Outlook setting configuration steps
- Launch Outlook by double-clicking on its icon from the desktop. Click on Tools and point to Email Accounts. Choose Add a new email account from the drop down menu and then click Next. Set the Server Type as POP-3 and then click Next to proceed to the next step.
- In the “Your Name” field, give the name that you want your email recipients to see. Under the “Email Address” field, enter the complete Verizon email id, that is, including the “@verizon.net” extension.
- Type in “incoming.verizon.net” in the POP3 field and “outgoing.verizon.net” in the Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) field. Also, provide your Verizon user id and password in the Logon Information. Here, do not include the “@verizon.net” extension. I repeat, do not include!
- To check the functionality of the account, click the Test Account Settings button.
- Upon confirmation, choose the More Settings button. Select the General tab.
- Choose Verizon Online under the Mail Account section. Click OK->Next->Finish to conclude the process.
And now, the Outlook setting has been successfully configured. Well, go on and enjoy the fruits of thy labor!
Outlook setting for WildBlue email
WildBlue is an ISP (Internet Service Provider). That is, they let you connect to the Internet. And it’s no community service, they do charge you!
Their fee structure is none of my concern. I’m here to help you configure your Outlook setting to access your WildBlue emails. Although the configuration takes only a couple of minutes, it involves some serious changes to be made. So I suggest you follow the below said instructions closely, lest you make mistakes.
- Launch your browser and navigate to the WildBlue website. Log into your account and click on Mail. Choose the Settings option; it’s located at the top right corner.
- Pick the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab. Select Enable POP for mail that arrives from now on. Now, you’ve directed your mails to the mail client program that you use, which in this case is Outlook.
- Under the “When messages are accessed with POP” title, choose any one of the radio buttons next to the corresponding option you’d like.
You can choose to keep a copy saved in the Inbox by selecting “Keep WildBlue Communication’s copy in the Inbox”.
“Archive WildBlue Communication’s copy in the Inbox” will keep the messages in an Archive folder in Outlook.
You can also choose to delete the WildBlue’s copy of the mail by choosing “Delete WildBlue Communication’s copy in the Inbox”.
- Click Save Changes to save and complete the process.
And no, that’s not all. You still have a couple of Outlook setting changes to make!
- Launch Outlook by double clicking on its icon at the desktop. Click Tools and point to Account Settings.
- To add a new account, select New. Mark the box next to “Microsoft Exchange, POP3, IMAP or HTTP” and then click Next.
- In the next page, fill in the particulars of your account.
For example, “Your name” should be the name that you’d like to appear on your mails.
Incoming server should be pop.gmail.com and the Outgoing server is smtp.gmail.com.
- Under the Outgoing server tab, select My Outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication”. Open the Advanced tab and select This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL) whenever the option appears (two times, to be precise!).
- Set the Outgoing server (SMTP) number to 465.
- Click OK->Next->Finish to conclude.
The necessary Outlook setting changes have been made. Have a nice day!