Setting Up Your E-mail in Outlook Express

This tutorial shows you how to set up Outlook Express to work with your e-mail account. This tutorial focuses on setting up Outlook Express 2003, but these settings are similar in other versions of Microsoft Outlook. You can set up previous versions of Outlook Express by using the settings in this tutorial.

Needed Information:

Please substitute "mydomain.com" with your own domain name.

Incoming mail server (POP3) = mail.mydomain.com
Outgoing mail server (SMTP) = mail.mydomain.com
Email Account = myemail@mydomain.com

 




To Set Up Your E-mail Account in Outlook Express

If you plan to use Microsoft Outlook Express to collect you email, hopefully this should help you get started.

1. From the top menu, click the Tools option followed by Accounts.

 

 

2. You should now click the [Add] button followed by 'Mail'.

 

3. You should now enter the display name which is used to discribe yourself or your business when others receive your email.

In our example, we have chosen to use the default name of "John Smith". You should enter your own name here .

Now click [Next].

4. Now enter the email address you wish to use for sending email.

Now click [Next].

 

5. Select POP3 from the server drop down.

The incoming mail server should be set to the settings for the POP3 server you will have been given.

Incoming mail server (POP3) = Enter mail.mydomain.com for your incoming mail server.
Outgoing mail server (SMTP) = Enter mail.mydomain.com for your outgoing mail server.

Please be aware that we take spam very seriously. We reserve the right to immediately close any account that is used for sending unsolicited commercial email.

Now click [Next].

 

5. For the account name, enter the username you have been given. The username may be a mixture of letters and numbers such as inse5246 or it may look similar to an email address. In our example, this is john@mydomain.com.

Enter the password you have been given.

Now click [Next]

6.followed by [Finish].

7. You must now configure your account for outgoing mails. If this is not done, you will not be able to send emails beyond our network.

From the top menu, click the Tools option followed by Accounts

 

8. Select the account you just created and open it by double clicking, or select and clicking properties button.

Click the servers tab and make sure there is a tick in the box marked "My server requires authentication". If this is not done, you will not be able to send emails beyond our network.

9. Click on the advance tab, at the bottom, under Delivery, check the "Leave a copy of messages on server". Click Ok.

10. All done.

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