How to Set Up Mediacom Emailby Joshua Phillips
Knowing how to set up your email account correctly the first time could help you avoid disaster down the road. No matter what your use for email, making sure you are sending and receiving emails correctly should be a top priority. Mediacom has made it very simple for their customers to set up their email accounts with exterior programs like Microsoft Outlook. In only a few minutes, you can be ready to take advantage of using your Mediacom email and Microsoft Outlook together with optimal results.
Select Tools in the menu bar of Microsoft Outlook. From the drop down menu that appears, select the "Accounts" option. Click the "Add" button that will appear on the right hand side of the Internet Accounts screen, and select "Mail" from the pop-up menu that appears.
Type in the name you wish to use in the Display Name field, then select "Next." Type in the email address you received from Mediacom in the email Address field and click "Next."
Type in your Incoming Mail and Outgoing Mail server information into the fields required. For Mediacom customers, this information is mail.mediacombb.net for both the Incoming and Outgoing fields. Click "Next" to proceed.
Enter your user name and password, and select "Finish." You will now be taken back to the Internet Accounts screen. Select "Properties" from the right hand side of the Internet Accounts screen.
Navigate to the Servers tab and place a check mark in the box labeled "My server requires authentication." Choose "Settings," then enter your email address and password.
Choose the Advanced tab. Enter "465" for Outgoing Mail and "995" for Incoming Mail in the Server Port area. Place a check mark in both of the secure connection boxes.
- Always double check your work. A misplaced letter or number could cause an error.
- Mac or Windows Live Mail users and those wishing to sync their Mediacom email with an iPhone or Android Smartphone can find additional instructions on the Mediacom website (see Resources).
Items you will need
- Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7
- Microsoft Outlook
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