Setting up an email account using Outlook Express


  1. Start Outlook Express, and on the Tools menu, click Accounts.

  2. Click Add, and then click Mail to open the Internet Connection wizard.


  1. On the Your Name page of the wizard, type your name as you want it to appear to everyone who gets e-mail from you, and then click Next.

  2. On the Internet Explorer Address page, type your email address, and then click Next.

  3. On the Email Server Names input the server information needed, and then click Next.


  1. On the Internet Mail Logon page, type your account name and password. Account name must be the complete email address. Click Next, then click Finish.



To update email server settings:


Start Outlook Express. Click Tools and click Accounts.

Select the email account that you want to update. Click Properties.

From the Mail Properties window, click Servers.

Under Server Information

Incoming Mail Server (POP/IMAP):

Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP):

Under Incoming Mail server

Email Username: (your complete email address)

Password: (your email password)

Log on using clear authentication is selected

Under Outgoing Mail server

My server requires authentication must be checked

Click Settings.

Select Use same settings as my incoming mail server

Click the Advanced tab.

Set the Incoming server port to Use Defaults

This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL) should be unchecked

Outgoing Server (SMTP): 25 (if account type is POP) or 587 (if account type is IMAP)

This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL) should be unchecked

Leave the rest of the settings as it is.

Click Apply.

Close Outlook Express and relaunch it.

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