Microsoft Outlook 2007 - Guide

Email configuration for Microsoft Outlook 2007

This guide will help you configure your webshield email address in Microsoft Outlook 2007

Step 1

·         Open Microsoft Outlook 2007.

·         NOTE: If this is the first time you have used Outlook 2007, you will be presented with a setup wizard. If so, skip to Step 4.

Step 2

·         Click on Tools in the menu bar, then click Account Settings…

Tools > Account Settings…

Figure 1: Tools > Account Settings…

Step 3

·         The Account Settings window will open. Click New… at the top-left to open the Add New E-Mail Account wizard. 

Account Settings

Figure 2: Account Settings

Step 4

·         Select the checkbox Manually configure server settings or additional server types, then click Next

Auto Account Setup

Figure 3: Auto Account Setup

Step 5

·         Select Internet E-mail, then click Next

Choose E-mail service

Figure 4: Choose E-mail service

Step 6

·         In the Your Name field, type your given name or business name - this is how your name appears when people receive email from you.

·         In the E-mail Address field, type your Webshield email address, e.g.,

·         For the Account Type, Select POP3.

·         In the Incoming mail server field, type

·         In the Outgoing mail server field, type

·         In the User Name field, type your Webshield username - including "" on the end of your username.

·         In the Password field, type in the corresponding password for your username.

Figure 5: Internet E-mail Settings

Step 7

·         Click the More Settings… button. The Internet E-mail Settings window will open.

·         Click the Outgoing Server tab at the top of the window.

Figure 6: General Email Settings

Step 8

·         Click the checkbox next to My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication.

·         Ensure Use same settings as my incoming mail server is selected.

Outgoing Server Settings

Figure 7: Outgoing Server Settings

Step 9

·         Click the Advanced tab at the top of the screen.

·         Underneath Incoming server (POP3) check the tick box alongside the option This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL).

·         Underneath Outgoing server (SMTP) set Use the following type of encrypted connection to TSL in the drop down menu.

·         Next to Outgoing server (SMTP) change the number from 25 to 587.

·         Next to Incoming server (POP3) check the number is 995.

·         Under Server Timeouts Increase the server timeout period to around 3 minutes

·         Under Delivery Tick the box to “Leave a copy of message on the server”

·         Choose to leave a copy for 14 days – (It is optional to increase this – but keeping it low will help keep your mailbox size down.)

·         Tick option “Remove from server when deleted from “Deleted Items”

·         Click OK to return to the wizard.

Figure 8: Advanced Settings

Step 10

·         Click the Finish button to complete the Add New E-mail Account wizard.


Figure 9: Congratulations!


Congratulations! Microsoft Outlook 2007 is now configured for use with your webshield email address.

Further Assistance

If you wish to use IMAP instead of POP3 - refer to IMAP details on our knowledgebase page:

If you are still having trouble setting up your webshield email address or would like to clarify some of the steps, please
call us on 1300 309 121 – or use a personal free webmail account (e.g. gmail) to send us an email at

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