Outlook: Verify/Update Settings

Verify/Update vs New  We offer two sets of instructions, 'Verify/Update' for fixing, updating or repairing an existing account and 'New' for a fresh first-time setup. You can find links for both versions of instructions on the previous page (Main Menu).

About Outlook  These instructions were written for the older versions of o ffice, including Office 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016. Instructions may vary from version-to-version, plus microsoft updates and may req uire a little improvising on your behalf as the instructions slighly vary. On our FAQ page (previous menu), we also provide instruc tions for the latest version, Office 365.

Here are the account settings you will need to set up using SSL:

      Incoming Mail Server: mail.satexas.com
      Outgoing Mail Server: mail.satexas.com
      Username/Login: <your email address>
      Incoming Port: SSL ON;   Port 995 (POP3) or 993 (IMAP)
      Outgoing SMTP Port: 465

These instructions are for an 'existing account' meaning you already have it configured. If you instead need our first-time-setup type instructions (fresh account install), please use our 'new' instructions instead.

1. Start Outlook, click the 'File', 'Account Settings' then 'Account Settings' button.

  • (In older versions of outlook, you'll find 'Accounts' under the 'Tools' Drop-Down menu)

2. Select the correct account by clicking it once, then choose 'Change...'
3. Make sure that "mail.satexas.com" is listed for both Incoming & Outgoing mail server.
4. Verify it has your your email address as your Username/Login, and that the password is filled out.
5. Click the 'More Settings' button.
6. Click the 'Outgoing Server' tab.

  • Select 'My outgoing SMTP server requires authentication' and 'Use same settings...'

7. Click the 'Advanced' tab.

  • Change the Outgoing Server (SMTP) to '465'
  • Select 'This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL)
  • Select 'SSL" Where it says "Use the following type of encrypted conneciton (1 or 2 places).
  • IF you did the previous steps correctly, your INCOMING port will say 993 (IMAP) or 995 (POP) automatically, and your outgoing will say 465.
  • IF at any time you get a certificate warning, accept/ok the security certificate change warning.

8. Click 'OK' or 'Next' at the bottom.
9. Click Finish to complete.

Having trouble?

Here is a list of very common mistakes that are easy to make, that we see from time to time in our support department:

1. Password / Login Error

  • It's possible your password isn't actually what you THINK it is. To verify, open a new browser window, and log into Webmail (Click Here).
  • Did you make an error and put your real name where it says 'Login' or 'Email Address' instead of your actual email address?
  • There could be a hidden 'space' (blank) following one of your entries. Very tricky mistake that can drive you crazy. Click each blank that you typed settings into (incoming mail server, outgoing mail server, email address, etc.) and check each one for a trailing space at the end. It can be hard to see, so look at where the cursor is flashing and do 'backspaces' as necessary to double-check.
  • Did you remember to turn on SSL for BOTH incoming and outgoing mail server settings? (If you did, your incoming port would be '993' or '995 and not '143' or '110'.)

2. Sending Issues

  • Did change your incoming port number, and not notice that the outgoing port flipped back to 25 by default? Sometimes this happens... and it (outgoing smtp port) should be set to 465.
  • Outlook Users: Did you remember to check the box "my server requires authentication" and "use same settings"? If not, that will cause sending issues and possibly a 'relayed denied' error.