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How to setup Comcast email in Outlook 2007?

You can receive your Comcast e-mail messages by using Outlook from most places with an Internet connection. Comcast provides you access to an authenticated SMTP server — allowing you to send e-mail messages using Outlook from your Comcast account when you are using another Internet service, such as at your office or when traveling.

The solution to the problem

This article describes how to setup Comcast email in Outlook 2007:

  1. 1

    From the Tools menu, select Account Settings.

  2. 2

    Select the Email tab and click New. To edit Account Settings, select the email account and click Change

  3. 3

    Check the Manually configure settings or additional server types box and click Next

  4. 4

    Select Internet E-mail then click Next.

  5. 5

    Fill in all fields for User, Server, and Logon Information

    1. Incoming mail server: mail.comcast.net
    2. Outgoing mail server: smtp.comcast.net
  6. 8

    Click More Settings.

  7. 9

    In the Outgoing Server tab, check the box marked My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication and ensure the Use same settings as my incoming mail server is selected

  8. 10

    In the Advanced Tab change the Incoming Server (POP3) to port 110 and make sure the box next to ‘This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL) is NOT checked. Change the Outgoing Server (SMTP) to port 587 and change ‘Use this following type of encrypted connection; to None then click OK.

  9. 11

    Check the settings by clicking Test Account Settings on the Internet Email Settings screen. When test completes click Close.

  10. 12

    Click Next then click Finish.


The steps described above will help you how to setup Comcast email in Outlook 2007. The entire procedure is applicable to Microsoft outlook 2007.

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