Outlook XP / Outlook 2002 / Outlook 2003 Setup Instructions

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New Account Setup
  • Begin by opening Outlook 2002.
  • Click the "Tools" menu at the top and you will get a drop-down window.
  • Click on the "E-mail Accounts" option and a new window will pop-up.
  • Select the "Add a new e-mail account" option.
  • Click the "Next" button.
  • Select the "POP3" option.
  • Click the "Next" button.

Fill-in the boxes.

User Information

  • The "Your Name" box is for the name you want to show up on your email (it can be anything you want.)
  • For E-mail Address enter your full email address (example: myname@mycompany.com)

Server Information

  • Your mail server address will be mail.dynamis.net for both the incoming and outgoing mail server.

Logon Information

  • Enter Your "User Name" (use your email address as your user name)
  • Enter your password into the "Password" box.
  • Put a check in the "Remember" password box.
  • Click on the "More Settings..." button in the lower right corner after you've filled in the boxes.
  • Enter your E-mail address in the top box.
  • "Organization" can be left blank.
  • Enter your email address in the "Reply E-mail" box.
  • Click the "Outgoing Server" tab.



  • Put a check in "My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication".
  • Select the option marked "Use same settings as my incoming mail server".
  • Click the "Connection" tab.



  • Select your connection method: If you are on a network, select "Connect using my local area network (LAN)". If you use dial-up - select the "Connect using my phone line" option.
  • If you select the Phone-Line option, make sure that the bottom box under "Modem" has your current ISP's connection. (If not, click the little arrow at the far right of that box to choose your ISP's connection.)
  • Click "OK."
  • Click the "Test Account Settings..." button.
Outlook XP/2002/2003 will check to see if it can connect to your ISP. It will also check to see if your settings can actually reach your ISP's mail server and logon. Lastly, it will send a test message to see if everything is working.

If any "Tasks" don't get a green checkmark then write them down. Double check all your settings and try the test a second time.

If Send Test Email Message is the one that fails, click Close and go to the Advanced tab and change the outgoing port to 587. This is often required if you are using SWBell or AT&T DSL.

If a test still fails the second time call your ISP for tech support. Be sure to tell the tech that you are using Outlook 2002 (XP) or 2003 and that you did a test connection which identified certain areas where you aren't able to use your e-mail (Those are the areas that didn't get a green checkmark). Have any errors you recieved while testing written down.

If you successfully tested your account settings then click the "Close" button. In the prior window, click the "Next" button and then click the "Finish" button in the final window. You're ready to e-mail.



Checking Settings On Previously Setup Mail Accounts
  • Begin by opening Outlook 2002 (XP).
  • Click the "Tools" menu.
  • Choose the "E-mail Accounts" option.
  • Click in the option to "View or change existing e-mail accounts."
  • Click the "Next" button when done.

All of the e-mail accounts that are setup in Outlook 2002 will be listed in the main box (shown below.)

Highlight your Dynamis e-mail account by clicking on it. Click the "Change" button to the right to check that account's properties.

Ensure all your settings are completed correctly. You may double-check by following the instructions from above.

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