How to Setup Email in Outlook Express

Setting Up Your POP or IMAP Email Address in MS Outlook Express

This tutorial shows you how to set up Microsoft Outlook Express 6 to work with your e-mail account. This tutorial focuses on setting up Microsoft Outlook Express 6, but these settings are similar in other versions of Microsoft Outlook Express®. You can set up previous versions of Microsoft Outlook Express by using the settings in this tutorial.

To Set Up Your E-mail Account in Microsoft Outlook Express

1. In Microsoft Outlook Express, from the Tools menu, select Accounts.




















2. Go to the Mail tab and from the Add menu, select Mail.

3. In the Display Name field, enter you full name and click Next.

4. In the E-mail address field, enter your email address and click Next.

5. On the E-mail Server Names page, complete your information as follows:

My incoming mail server is a : POP3
Incoming mail (POP3) server :
Outgoing mail (SMTP) server :

Click Next.

a) IMAP email access coordinates between the server and your mail application. Messages that have been read/deleted/replied to will show up as such, both on the server and in the mail application. This will consume lots of hosting disc space.

b) Whereas, POP3 does not coordinate with the server. Messages marked as read/deleted/replied to in the mail application will not show up as such on the server. Each email you have sent/received/read will be flushed out (deleted) from the server, and will only remain your local device (where the email was opened/received/sent). This will not consume hosting disc space, unless you tick the box in Step 12.a) below).

6. In the Account Name and Password fields, enter your email address and password, and then click Next.

7. On the setup confirmation page, click Finish.

8. On the Mail tab, select the account you just created, and then click Properties.

9. Go to the Servers tab.

10. Select My server requires authentication, and then click Apply.

Then, click on 'Settings' :

And tick ''Use same settings as my incoming mail server'' , then click 'OK' :

11. Go to the Advanced tab.

12. In the Server Port Numbers section, change Outgoing mail (SMTP) to 587, then, either you tick 'This server requires a secure connection (SSL)', and then click OK.

or choose 'TLS', and then click OK.

a) If you want to keep a copy of email messages stored on your email provider's servers, in the Delivery section, select Leave a copy of messages on server. This option is not recommended as it will consume your hosting's Disc Space very quickly, if you don't monitor & keep deleting your unimportant/unwanted emails frequently.

b) If you are setting up your email on Mobile/Smartphone, please choose 'TLS (Accept All Certificates)', and click OK.

Your Outlook Express account is now set up. Click Close to close the Internet Accounts window and return to your Outlook Express.

NOTE: As a courtesy, we provide information about how to use certain third-party products, but we do not endorse or directly support third-party products and we are not responsible for the functions or reliability of such products. Outlook Express® is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All rights reserved.

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