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Set Up Your Email with Outlook for Windows 8


Set Up Your Email with Outlook for Windows 8

One of the many services Schweb offers is secure, reliable email hosting using your own domain name, which you can use for yourself or select members of your staff or group. If you're not connecting to your email through the webmail portal or via your phone, you may want to do so through Outlook to send and receive email without a web browser. Below, we've outlined the process to connect to your Schweb email account through Outlook.

In this post, you will learn how to:

  • Access your Schweb email account configuration details for our server
  • Configure your email settings to add another email account for Outlook on Windows 8

Additionally, although the process may not be exactly the same, this should be a good starting point if you need to add your account on Outlook for Windows 7, the Mail app for Windows 8, or the mail app for your Windows 8 phone.

Want to connect your email account to your iPhone or other smart phone? Check out our step-by-step guide for setting up your email account on your phone.

Step 1: Get Email Configuration Info

Email Configuration Settings

Before we can start setting anything up, we will need four things in addition to your email address and password: incoming and outgoing server names, and incoming and outgoing port numbers. You can find these by logging in to your email account through our Webmail service.

First, navigate to webhostlancaster.com/webmail in your web browser. Log in with your provided Schweb email credentials, including your email address and password.

Second, navigate to your email configuration settings. To do this, hover your pointer over your email address in the upper right corner and click on the down arrow. Click on Configure Email Client.

Last, copy or write down your email configuration settings. To find them, scroll down to Manual Settings. On the left in a grey box, you will see the information pictured right. We will need:

  • Incoming Server: server.webhostlancaster.com
  • Outgoing Server: server.webhostlancaster.com
  • IMAP Port: 993
  • SMTP Port: 465

Step 2: Find and Open Email Settings

Ironically, Windows will not let us add an account to Outlook while the program is running, so we're going to go to your computer's Control Panel first. In Windows 8, open the Control Panel by clicking Windows button + S on your keyboard. In the search bar, type Control Panel. The first option should be what we're looking for--click it.

In the Control Panel, look for the Mail option. It may look something like the highlighted portion of this image. The options are sorted alphabetically from left to right. Click on the program and open it.

Step 3: Add Your Email Account to Mail Settings

For the final step, we will finally add your account to the Mail settings you opened in step 2.

  1. Click on the E-mail Accounts button on the right, as pictured in this image.
  2. Another window will open as pictured in this image. From the E-mail tab, click on New...
  3. In the next window, select Manual setup or additional server types at the bottom of the window and click Next, as pictured here.
  4. Under Choose a Service in the next window, select POP or IMAP and click Next, as pictured here.

In the next window, we will use the email configuration information we found in step 1. This window has many more options than the previous ones, but it's actually quite simple. Look to the image on the left for visual reference.

  1. Fill in your name and email address under User Information.
  2. Under Server Information, select IMAP for the Account Type, and for both incoming and outgoing server type in server.webhostlancaster.com
  3. Under Logon Information, type in your full email address for User Name and type in your password.

Next, we will need to configure some more advanced settings. Click the More Settings... button in the lower left region of the window. This is where we will use the port information we gathered from step 1.

  1. On the top of the window, click the Outgoing Server tab.
    Outgoing Server settings
  2. Check the box for My outgoing server (STMP) requires authentication. Make sure that Use same settings as my incoming mail server is selected, as pictured below.
  3. On the top, select the Advanced tab.
  4. Set Incoming server (IMAP) to 993 and select SSL for the encryption type.
  5. Set Outgoing server (SMTP) to 465 and select SSL for the encryption type.
  6. Click the OK button at the bottom of the window.

Step 4: Test Connection and Check Your Email

We're almost ready to open Outlook and check your email. Click the Next button at the bottom of the window. The program will run a test to make sure everything is working correctly. If all our settings are configured properly, you should see a window like this after a moment with only green checkmarks:

Now, open Outlook. Your email may take a moment to sync, but you should be good to go!

Did you successfully connect your email account to Outlook? Did you try to follow these instructions for another program or device? Do you need any additional help? If so, please feel free to comment below and we'll get back to you shortly.

Want to connect your email account to your iPhone or other smart phone? Check out our step-by-step guide for setting up your email account on your phone.