Updated February 13, 2012
This page provides the information you need to make a NetZero Outlook 2010 connection. This connection will let you work with your email in Outlook 2010, instead of the usual NetZero email interface, bringing all the power and personal information management tools of Outlook to your NetZero webmail. The procedure on this page applies to Outlook 2010, and walks you through the whole process step-by-step.
NOTE: If you are using Outlook 2007, you should follow the link at the end of this post for instructions that cover that version.
You can only make the NetZero Outlook connection if you have a premium NetZero email account. In other words, you must be using either a:
If you don’t have one of these account types, you cannot connect NetZero and Outlook. But don’t worry. This is easy to fix. And the benefits of a NetZero Outlook 2010 connection make it worthwhile to do so.
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Convert Your Old NetZero Account to NetZero Platinum to Enable the NetZero Outlook 2010 Connection
You are surely aware of the real benefits you’ll get from making NetZero mail and Outlook 2010 work together (or you wouldn’t be on this page), but let’s summarize them quickly.
- You save time and effort by working with all of your messages in one place.
- You can use Outlook’s mail handling tools like flags and folders and Contact Groups (Outlook 2010’s new and improved form of mailing lists) on your NetZero messages.
- You can easily use Outlook’s Calendar, Tasks, Notes and other Personal Information Management (PIM) tools on the contents of your NetZero messages.
In short, you will get some major benefits from making this connection, so let’s get it set up right now.
THIS LINK opens a new window that walks you through the upgrade process. Be sure to return to this page once you have upgraded your account so we can configure a NetZero Outlook 2010 connection to work with it.
Whichever type of account you choose, the steps needed to make the NetZero Outlook 2010 connection are almost the same. The following section walks you through the process:
NOTE: As part of the process for setting up a NetZero Outlook 2010 connection, you will tell the NetZero mail servers not to keep copies of messages on the server once you view them with Outlook. This means they will not be visible from the Web once you read them with Outlook. This is most likely the way you want things to work anyway (having multiple versions of a message floating around is a recipe for confusion), but is something to be aware of.
Configure Your NetZero Outlook 2010 Connection
We are going to set up our NetZero Outlook 2010 connection manually to be sure we get everything exactly the way we want it. The procedure is similar, but not identical to configuring earlier versions of Outlook. Please follow these steps to get Outlook configured:
- In the Outlook main window, click the File tab on the ribbon, then Information, then Add Account. This opens the Auto Account Setup screen.
- Set the Manually configure server settings or additional server types checkbox and click Next to go to the Choose Service screen.
- Select Internet E-mail, then click Next to go to the Internet E-mail Settings screen.
- Enter your name as you want it to appear in messages in the Your Name field.
- Enter your full NetZero email address ([email protected]) in the E-mail Address field.
- Select POP3 in the Account Type list.
- For a Mail Plus account, enter plus.pop.mail.yahoo.com in the Incoming mail server (POP3) field and plus.smtp.mail.yahoo.com in the Outgoing mail server (SMTP) field.
- Enter pop.netzero.com in the Incoming mail server (POP3) field and authsmtp.netzero.com in the Outgoing mail server (SMTP) field.
- Enter your NetZero email address in the User Name field.
- Enter your NetZero email password in the Password field.
- Set the Remember password checkbox if you don’t want to have to enter your password manually each time Outlook checks your mail.
- Make sure that the checkbox next to Require logon using Secure Password Authentication (SPA) is CLEARED.
- Under the “Deliver new messages to” heading, select New Outlook Data File to store your NetZero messages in their own set of folders. The messages will appear in the Inbox just like all the rest of your Outlook mail, but won’t be stored with your other (corporate?) messages on the server.
- Click More Settings to open the Internet E-mail Settings dialog box.
- Click the Outgoing Server tab.
- Clear the My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication checkbox.
- Click the Advanced tab.
- Set Incoming server (POP3) to 110.
- Set Outgoing server (SMTP) to 587.
- Make sure that the Leave a copy of messages on the server checkbox is CLEARED.
- Make sure that the This server requires a secure connection (SSL) checkbox is CLEARED under both Incoming server (POP3) and Outgoing server (SMTP).
- Click OK to return to the Internet E-mail Settings screen.
- Click Test Account Settings. The Test Account Settings dialog box appears and Outlook sends a test message using the settings you have just entered. If the test was successful, a Congratulations! message appears in the dialog box. Your NetZero Outlook 2010 connection is set up properly. Click Close to close this dialog box. If you didn’t see the Congratulations! message, go back through this procedure from the top to check all your settings.
- Click Next, then Finish.
Now you’re ready to go. You should have a functional NetZero Outlook 2010 connection, and Outlook should start downloading mail from your NetZero mail account.
From here you can:
Go to the main Outlook 2010 email accounts page.
Go to the Outlook 2010 home page.
Return to the top of this NetZero Outlook 2010 page.
Go to the instructions for making a NetZero Outlook 2007 connection.
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