Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Fix Outlook 2007 With a POP3

One of the many ways to troubleshoot a Microsoft Outlook 2007 email client is by checking the POP3 (Post Office Protocol 3) configuration for your account. POP3 is an important element that helps in retrieving your email messages from your email provider's server. If you experience issues retrieving email messages, chances are that your POP3 configuration is messed up. Re-configure POP3 settings to resolve such issues. Note that you will need administrative rights to complete this task.

This article will help you to help you to fix Outlook 2007 with a POP3.


  1. Launch the Microsoft Outlook 2007 email client from the Start menu or desktop shortcut.

  2. Click the "Tools" menu and choose "Account Settings."

  3. Click the "E-mail" tab. Click "New" to open a new dialog box.

  4. Choose the option that says "Microsoft Exchange, POP3, IMAP or HTTP." Click "Next" to proceed.

  5. Click to choose the option that says "Manually configure server settings or additional server types." Click "Next."

  6. Click the "Internet Email" button. Click "Next."

  7. Type your name and Outlook email address in the respective boxes.

  8. Choose "POP3" in the "Account Type" box.

  9. Type your "Incoming mail server" and "Outgoing mail server." Contact your system administrator immediately if you are not sure about either or both of these entries. Make sure to enter the correct mail server addresses.

  10. Type your user name and password. Check "Remember password."

  11. Click "More settings." Click the "Outgoing" tab. Check the check-box that says "My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication."

  12. Click the "Advanced" tab. Check the check-box that says "This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL)." Also choose the "SSL" option from the drop-down menu labeled "Use the following type of encrypted connection."

  13. Type your POP3 and SMPTP port numbers in the respective fields. Once again, contact your system administrator if you are not sure about either or both of these numbers. Check the check-box that says "Leave a copy of messages on the server."

  14. Click "OK." Click "Next" to proceed.

  15. Click "Finish."

  16. Re-launch Microsoft Outlook 2007. You will be able to retrieve your messages correctly.