Setting Up Outlook 2010 for a Switchfast Hosted POP3 Account

Open Outlook 2010. Under File, select Account Settings then Account Settings.

Setting Up Outlook 2010

Select New, then for type of Service, choose E-Mail Account and select Next.

Setting Up Outlook 2010

Choose to Manually configure server settings and click the Next button.


Choose Internet E-mail, then select Next

Setting Up Outlook 2010

Enter the following information:

  • User Information: Enter the user’s first and last name, and also their email address
  • Account Type: Should be set to POP3
  • Incoming Mail Server:
  • Outgoing Mail Server:
  • Login Information: The Username is their FULL EMAIL ADDRESS, and the password is specific to the user

Setting Up Outlook 2010

Hit the More Settings button and choose the Outgoing Server tab. You will need to select My Outgoing Server (SMTP) requires authentication. Make sure that the option to Use same settings as my incoming mail server is selected.


Switch to the Advanced tab, and change the Outgoing server port to 587.

Setting Up Outlook 2010

If you only access their email from one computer, than “Leave a copy of messages on the server” can remain unchecked.

If you’d like to access email from smartphones, multiple computers, or the web as well, you should check that box and then set it to remove after 7 days.

Setting Up Outlook 2010

Click OK and close out the accounts window. Test the email account by sending an email to that address.