POP3 Setup for Outlook XP or Outlook 2003

To configure Outlook XP or Outlook 2003 and up to use your LaniCom.NET email account, follow the directions below.  The configuration steps for both Outlook XP and Outlook 2003 are nearly identical.

1.  Open Microsoft Outlook XP or Outlook 2003

2.  Select "Tools" from the menu bar, then Select "E-mail Accounts".


3.  The screen below should appear.  Under the "E-mail" heading, be sure that "Add a new e-mail account" is selected by clicking on the appropriate circle.  Then click "Next >" button in the bottom right hand of the window.


4.  The next screen will appear, asking you to choose the type of server. Select "POP3" by clicking on the circle next to "POP3" and then click the "Next >" button in the bottom right hand of the window.


5.  On the next screen, you will be asked for your e-mail settings:

  • Under "User Information"
    Your Name: John Doe
    E-mail Address: youremailaddress@yourdomain.com
  • Under "Server Information":
    Your incoming mail server is a POP3 and its name is: pop3.lanicom.net
    Your outgoing mail server is: smtp.lanicom.net
  • Under "Logon Information":
    Your "User Name" is the same as your "E-mail Address".
    Your "Password" is the one that you specified for your account.


6.  Click the "More Settings" button.  It will open a new window with the following tabs across the top:  "General", "Outgoing Server", "Connection", and "Advanced".  Click on the "Outgoing Server" tab.


7.  Select the box beside "My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication".  Next, click the radio button beside "Use the same settings as my incoming mail server", then click on the "Advanced" tab.

8.  *At the bottom of this sheet, click the box beside "Leave a copy of messages on the server".  Then, click the box that says "Remove from server when deleted from 'Deleted Items'".  Then click "OK".
*(This step is optional, but is very useful if you ever use our webmail feature.)


9.  Click "Next >" to continue.

10.  When the next window opens, click the "Finish" button in the bottom right hand of the window.

Congratulations.  You have successfully setup Outlook to send and receive emails with your LaniCom.NET email account.  If you are still unable to send or receive emails, or if you are having other issues, please feel free to contact us.

Click to verify BBB accreditation and to see a BBB report.