Outlook 2003

The configuration for Microsoft Outlook 2003 is a three step process. You will need to ensure that your Outgoing SMTP settings point to the Pixel Perfect branding server, that your mails are correctly formatted in HTML and that your Character Encoding is set to correctly. You may also want to remove Micorosft Word as your email editor, but this is an optional setting change.

If you follow the step-by-step procedures below, you will be sending Pixel Perfect branded emails in no time!

If you do get stuck along the way, please remember that you can contact the Client Service Team who will be happy to assist.

SMTP Settings

  • Click on the Tools option in the top toolbar – A menu will appear
  • Click on Email Accounts option – The Email Accounts window will open
  • Select View or change existing e-mail accounts and click Next – A list of your email accounts will be shown
  • Double click on the account that needs to be changed – The edit accounts screen as shown below will be displayed

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  • Enter the server name “the value provided by Pixel Perfect” in the Outgoing mail server (SMTP) text box
  • Click More Settings – A new window will open
  • Click on the Outgoing Server tab – The Email Internet Setting screen, as shown below, will be displayed

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  • Check My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication
  • Select the Log on using radio button
  • Enter the User Name “the value provided by Pixel Perfect” as indicated (as supplied by your Pixel Perfect representative)
  • Enter the Password “the value provided by Pixel Perfect” as indicated (as supplied by your Pixel Perfect representative). *Note that the password is case sensitive, so you must enter it exactly – the capital letters are important!
  • Check Remember password
  • Click on the Advanced tab – The screen shown below will be displayed

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  • Enter Port Number as 587 as the Outgoing Server (SMTP)
  • Under Outgoing server (SMTP) check the box for This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL)
  • Click OK
  • Click Cancel

HTML and Microsoft Word Settings

  • Click on the Tools option in the top tool bar – A menu will be displayed
  • Select Options from the menu – The Options screen will be shown
  • Click on the Mail Format tab – The Mail Format screen will be displayed as shown below

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  • Choose HTML from the Compose in this message format list
  • If you have opted against using Microsoft Word as your email editor, uncheck the box for Use Microsoft Word 2003 to edit e-mail messages
  • Click OK

Encoding Settings

  • Click on the Tools option in the top tool bar – A menu will be displayed
  • Select Options from the menu – The Options screen will be shown
  • Click on the Mail Format tab
  • Click on the International Options button – The International Options screen will be displayed as shown below

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  • Select Unicode (UTF-8) from the Preferred encoding for outgoing messages list
  • Click OK
  • Click OK

You may now begin sending branded emails!