How to Enable SMTP Authentication in Outlook 2010

Step One

  • Load Microsoft Outlook 2010
  • Go to the ‘File’ tab
  • Go to the ‘Info’ section


Step Two

  • Click on ‘Account Settings’
  • Click the drop-down button titled ‘Account Settings…’


Step Three

  • Select your email account from the list.
  • Click the ‘Change…’ button


Step Four

  • Change the ‘Outgoing mail server (SMTP)’ to the SMTP server we supplied with your signup email
  • Click the ‘More Settings…’ button


Step Five

  • Select the ‘Outgoing Server’ tab.
  • Tick ‘My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication’
  • Select ‘Log on using’
  • Enter the AuthSMTP username and password we supplied when you signed up
  • Tick the ‘Remember password’ option
  • Click ‘OK’

Step Six

  • Select the ‘Advanced’ tab.
  • Ensure the ‘Outgoing server (SMTP)’ port field is set to ’25’ which is the default SMTP port
  • Click ‘OK’


Step Seven

  • Click the ‘Next >’ button
  • In the next window click ‘Finish’
  • In the ‘Account Settings’ window click ‘Close’

Step Eight

  • You should now be back to the main Outlook 2010 screen
  • Close Outlook 2010 and then reload
  • Check you are online then test to ensure you can send mail correctly
  • All done!