Outlook 2007 Instructions for Changing the Settings re:

-- Outgoing Mail Server Port Number
-- Password Authentication
-- Leaving Copies of Mail on the Server
-- Secure Email

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1) Open Microsoft Outlook 2007

2) Click on TOOLS

3) On the dropdown menu choose ACCOUNT SETTINGS

4) In the new window click on the E-mail tab

-----Select (click once on) your account
-----Click on the Change button

--- A new window will open...Internet E-mail Settings

5) "Outgoing Server (SMTP)" must be mail.mcn.org

6) To set Password Authentication: Click on the MORE SETTINGS button in the bottom right

7) Click on the OUTGOING SERVER tab

---- Check My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication"
---- Select Use same settings as my incoming mail server

8) Click on the "OK" button in the bottom right

9) To change your Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP server):
----- Click on the Advanced tab
----- To the right of "Outgoing mail (SMTP) change 25 >> 587

10) To enable Secure Incoming Mail (SSL):
----- On the Advanced tab, under "Incoming mail (POP3)" check "This server requires a secure connection (SSL)"
----- The Port number should be changed to 995

----- Under "Outgoing mail (SMTP)" after "use the following type of encrypted connection:"
---------- Click on the blue tab with the little arrow on it
---------- In the dropdown menu choose TLS
----- The Port number should stay at 587

11) Click the OK button at the bottom right of the window.

12) To Hold Copies of your Mail on our Server
----- Look down to the bottom of the Advanced Tab page
----- Under "Delivery -----"
----- If you DON'T want to leave a copy of your mail on the server
----- then no boxes should be checked

----- If you DO want to leave a copy of your mail on the server
----- Check "Leave a copy of messages on server"
----- Check "Remove from server after [# of days] days(s). Best to keep it under 14 days

Click the Apply button and then the OK button

On the next screen click the CLOSE button in the bottom right

You've done it. Great job!

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