GMX Mail & Outlook 2007 POP3 - Send and Receive GMX eMail Using Outlook 2007 and POP3
Before we go about setting up this GMX eMail Outlook 2007 connection, we need to talk about one kink to using POP3. With a POP3 connection, you have to choose between two ways of handling your GMX mailbox. You can keep copies of all messages in your GMX mailbox after Outlook downloads them, or you can let Outlook delete them from the mailbox after downloading them.
If you keep copies of messages in the GMX mailbox, you will be able to view those messages through your web browser as you have always done. However, you will then have 2 independent copies of every message. The one in your Outlook Inbox, and the one in your GMX mailbox. This can be very confusing.
For example, if you read a message and delete it in Outlook, it will still appear in your GMX mailbox as an unread message. The next time you look there, you are likely to read and act on that same message, even though you already handled it in Outlook. And that's just one of the problems you'll run into.
On the other hand, if you let Outlook delete the copies in the GMX mailbox after Outlook 2007 downloads them, then you won't be able to view those messages in your GMX mailbox. However, you also won't have to worry about duplicate messages, and whether a message you see in your web browser is one you've already dealt with in Outook.
Give this a little thought, then when you come to the instruction that tells you to "Make sure that 'Leave a copy of messages on the server' is set the way you want it," set or clear the option in the way that will work best for you. In case you were wondering, my recommendation is to delete the copies in the GMX mailbox. It saves a lot of headaches over time.
Follow these steps to configure a POP3 connection between Outlook 2007 and GMX mail:
- In the main Outlook window, click Tools, then Account Settings. This opens the "Account Settings" dialog box.
- Click the E-mail tab. On the "E-mail" tabbed page, click New. This launches the "Add New E-mail Account" wizard.
- Select "Microsoft Exchange, POP3, IMAP, or HTTP" option, then click Next. This opens the "Auto Account Setup" screen.
- Check Manually configure server settings or additional server types, then click Next.
- Select "Internet E-mail," then click Next. This opens the "Internet E-mail Settings" screen.
- Enter your name as you want it to appear in messages in the "Your Name" field.
- Select "POP3" in the "Account Type" box.
- Enter "pop.gmx.com" in the "Incoming mail server (POP3)" field and "mail.gmx.com" in the "Outgoing mail server (SMTP)" field.
- Enter your full GMX address (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the "E-mail Address" field.
- Enter your GMX ID (which is your full GMX eMail address) in the "User Name" field.
- Enter your GMX password in the "Password" field.
- Set the Remember password check box so you don't have to enter your password manually each time Outlook checks your mail.
- Make sure that the check box next to Require logon using Secure Password Authentication is not set.
- Click More Settings to open the "Internet E-mail Settings" dialog box.
- Click the Outgoing Server tab.
- Set the My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication check box.
- Select "Use same settings as my incoming mail server."
- Click the Advanced tab.
- Make sure that "This server requires a secure connection (SSL)" is not checked under either "Incoming server (POP3)" or "Outgoing server (SMTP)."
- Make sure that "Leave a copy of messages on the server" is set the way you want it as we discussed earlier.
- Click OK to return to the "Internet E-mail Settings" screen.
- Click Test Account Settings. The "Test Account Settings" dialog box appears and Outlook sends a test message using the settings you have just entered. If the Cox Mail Outlook connection is set up properly, a "Congratulations!" message appears in the dialog box. You've completed your Yahoo Outlook connection. Click Close to close this dialog box. If you didn't see the Congratulations! message, go back through this procedure from the top to check all your settings.
NOTE: If the "Test Account Settings" dialog box reports that Outlook cannot send the test message, and you have checked that you have completed all other steps correctly, your ISP may be blocking Port 25. To find out what that means and how to fix the problem, go to the Outlook Mail Tips page and view the "Work around the Port 25 problem" tip.
- Click Next then Finish.
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