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This part of the site covers Outlook 2010 email access using web mail accounts. It shows you how to use Outlook to send and receive messages through web mail accounts.
What are web mail accounts? They’re services like Gmail, and Yahoo Mail. They are also all those email accounts that Internet Service Providers give us when we sign up for service.
With a little work, we can connect those accounts to Outlook 2010, and still use them as you do today. Why bother? I think you will love the convenience of having access to all your mail messages in one place. You’ll also love using Outlook’s familiar interface for all your email accounts.
Or maybe now that you have Outlook, you want to create a personal mail account you can use with it.
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In either case, you’ve come to the right place. Here you’ll learn how to connect your accounts (whether existing or new) to Outlook. In some cases (like Google’s Gmail) this will be free. In others you will need to pay a small monthly or yearly fee for the privilege of reading your mail in Outlook instead of through your web browser.
Competition for you as an electronic mail user is fierce. Even though many services charge for access, the rules and pricing for these services are ever-changing.
The information posted here is the best I have as of the date I posted it, but will change. I will keep it updated as best I can, but if you find that the information I’ve posted for a service is no longer valid, please send me a message describing the situation as best you can, and I’ll update this site as soon as I can.
Outlook 2010 Email Connections with Web Mail
For more information about creating Outlook 2010 email connections with web mail accounts, check out these links:
That should be enough Microsoft Outlook web mail options to keep you busy for a while.
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