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Hi all,


I'm starting with a new client next week (yay!). She mentioned briefly something about me having a company email on our exploratory call - said something like "I guess we'll set up your Outlook for that." She's a fast talker and basically moved on to the next topic.


Here's the issue - I don't use Outlook. I just use a gmail address. I have Outlook on my laptop, of course, but I've never set it up.


I want to be knowledgeable when I speak to her next week...and know nothing! :) Should I set up an @outlook.com email address? Should I set up Outlook and link my Gmail to it? I'm assuming she's on a server and not using 365. Any background/tips anyone wants to share woukd be greatly appreciated!

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What she was she wants to set YOU up with an email from her company. Something like kathy@clientscompany.com. This would be done via her hosting dashboard (probably cPanel). You can add this to your Gmail account so you can send and receive emails from it for her.

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Thanks, all. Started today and she'd already had her IT guy do the set up on her end.


Another question - I'm trying to link it to my gmail so I can check from there, but I keep getting a message that the username and/or password are wrong. Is that something I should also bring up with her IT guy? Or is the fix one of those weird Google ones - 'check this random box on another page that you'd think has nothing to do with email' kinda things?

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To use outlook you don't nessicarily have to make an outlook account.

You can also use other e-mail accounts with outlook.

What you need to set it up is the POP3 and SMTP information of the provider.


For instance:


POP3 Host: pop.gmail.com
POP3 Port: 995
TLS Protocol: ON
POP3 Username: (your Gmail username)
POP3 Password: (your Gmail password)


SMTP Host: smtp.gmail.com
SMTP Port: 587
SSL Protocol: OFF
TLS Protocol: ON
SMTP Username: (your Gmail username)
SMTP Password: (your Gmail password)

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