How to configure Netmail account on Outlook 2007

Wednesday, February 03, 2010 Posted by Amit Chawla

(Copied from my Blog, as per Abhijit's suggestion. Original Version at

Many of you wanted to know how to configure Outlook for Netmail. To save time, i'm writing the steps here. 

For those of you who've never used Outlook, do read the intro. All those who are already familiar, please move on to the settings directly.


Outlook 2007 allows you to store your email's on your PC's hard drive. So you can access your old mails when there is no internet connectivity or when the Netmail server is down. Also, due to limited space in Netmail, you have to delete mails on a regular basis. Having Outlook configured on your PC, lets you access all mails without having to delete them.


I could not configure Netmail to directly flow to Outlook. There's a workaround. Forward all mails from Netmail to your Gmail account. Gmail can be configured on Outlook.

a) Configure Netmail
  1. Log in to Netmail. Click on Options -> Rules -> Select 'Forward' from the drop down -> 'Create'
  2. Under Rule Name, write 'Gmail'
  3. In 'To' write your Gmail Id. eg -
  4. Click 'Save'
All the mails that you receive on Netmail will now be forwarded to your Gmail account.

b) Configure Gmail
  1. Log in to Gmail. Click on 'Settings' -> 'Forwarding and POP/IMAP'
  2. Select 'Enable POP for mail that arrives from now on' and 'Save Changes'
c) Configure Outlook 2007
  1. Make sure Outlook 2007 is installed as a part of your Office 2007 in your PC
  2. Now follow the instructions given here
Known issues
  1. I am unable to send mail from Outlook. If any of you is able to, please contact.
  2. Some mails are not forwarded from your Netmail account due to server issues.  Please check once a day, so as not to miss important deadlines.
  3. On some PC's a particular port number may not work, while configuring Outlook. These are my settings.

Anything else, feel free to contact.


  1. Alex said...

    I had been using my MS Outlook for some years when I got my first PC. But for this time I had a lot of problems. And not always I could resolved theirs. To my good fortune I observed an unusual software on the I-net - ost pst converter. It settled my issues for a minute and I didn't spent the money.

  2. Alex said...

    Yesterday I had in my MS Outlook nearly one hundred emails. This morning I have had nearly zero emails. I didn't know what to do next. But for luck my friend called me and recommended me - how do i open a pst file. He was really right, the utility solved my issue for seconds. I presented him a new disc with an online game))

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