Here at UK2.NET, we understand customisation. Web hosting solutions are only solutions if they solve all of the problems at hand, and email hosting is no different. A professional, reliable email address is a solution only if the data you require is available on the platform you need it on. This is precisely why our email accounts are available on a variety of platforms, including the ever-popular Outlook.
Outlook is an industry-leading Microsoft Office email service. Recent studies show that over 1.1 billion people currently use Microsoft Office for their email platform. If you are interested in joining these users, then this post is for you. In this post we have outlined the necessary procedure for adding your UK2.NET email account to the Microsoft Outlook platform- read through the steps below to get started!
Broadening your Outlook
Step 1: Creating an email account in CHI
If you are a UK2.NET client, you know that our state-of-the-art control panel can’t be beaten. It has all the functionality and services you need in one intuitive location. Your very first task in adding your email account to Outlook is to create a user account within CHI. Start by logging into your CHI account with your username and password.
Once logged in, click the Domains icon from the menu on the left-hand side of your screen. Next, click on the domain that you would like to create an email account for. Click the blue button Add a new email, and create a username and password for your new email account. Remember to save your username and password as you will need them each time you log into your new email account.
Step 2: Add your new email account to Outlook
Open the Outlook application on your browser or desktop. For more information on downloading the Microsoft Office software or O365 platform, visit the Microsoft Office website. Once Office has loaded up, click on the File tab. At the top of your screen, click the Add Account button.
From the options provided on the Add Account screen, select the Manually configure server settings or additional server types button and click Next. You will be taken to a new screen where you can select Internet email, and click Next to move through the setup process.
Step 3: Enter Outlook email information
On the following screen, you will see a list of fields for you to enter your email account information. Enter all the necessary information from the list below:
- Name – First and last name will appear in the “From” field in sent email.
- Email address – This is the email address you created in step one.
- Account type – Select POP3 or IMAP, depending on your preference.
- Incoming mail server – chimail.uk2.net
- Outgoing mail server – chimail.uk2.net
- Username – Your full email address including @ and your domain name.
- Password – The password you created for your email account in Step one.
Step four: Final touches and saving account information
Once you have entered the necessary information, click More Settings… Navigate to the Outgoing Server screen by clicking on the tab at the top of the box. Click in the box next to the option that reads My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication. Navigate to the Advanced screen by clicking on the tab at the top of the box. Within the Advanced tab, set the incoming and outgoing servers based on the information you see below:
Incoming mail server
For POP3 email accounts, set the incoming mail server to 110.
For IMAP email accounts, set the incoming mail server to 143.
Outgoing mail server
For both POP3 and IMAP email accounts, set the outgoing mail server to 587.
For POP3 email accounts, click the box next to the option that reads Leave a copy of the message on the server. To finalise adding your email account to Outlook, click OK and then Next. Finally, click Finish to complete your task. You have now added your UK2.NET email account to Microsoft Outlook. If you would like instructions for adding your email account to another email platform, please see our knowledgebase.
As always, if you have any questions about this tutorial, or any other UK2.NET web hosting services, don’t hesitate to contact our expert technical support team by opening a chat, giving us a call or by creating a ticket within your CHI account.