How to Set Up your Email in Outlook 2011 for the Mac

Outlook 2011 is a version of Microsoft Outlook available for the Mac computer. You can set up Outlook 2011 as an email client to send and receive email from your email hosted at Hostking.

First, you will need to log into Outlook 2011. Next, we will go through the steps to add a new account:

  1. Click on Tools, and then Accounts....
  2. On the Add an Account menu, click E-mail
  3. Enter your full email address and password on the next screen and click Add Account


Once the account is added, you will fill in the information for the new email account.

Pesonal Information

Account Description This is the name your mail will show as in your Microsoft Office inbox.
Full name Insert your full name here, as this is the name that will show when you send email
E-mail address Put in your full email address, for example


Server Information

User name This will be your full email address. For example, Make sure to include the full address, including the
Password This is the password for the email account you listed above, not your cPanel password.
Incoming Mail Server If your domain points to Hostking, the incoming mail server is
Outgoing Mail Server This will be the same as your Incoming Mail Server, Make sure it is using Port 465.


As Outlook recommends, check the boxes that say Use SSL to connect.If that does not work you can use the Default ports 25 for outgoing and 143 for incoming without SSL. After confirming the information click on red circle at the top left to close the window. To confirm the account was added, check your Outlook Inbox. There you will see listed the account you just added with your Account Description.

Congratulations, you have added your email account to Outlook 2011! If you have any problems setting up the account, double-check all your settings.

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