How do I setup Outlook Express for mail?

Set Up an Outlook Express E-Mail Account

The Internet Connection Wizard makes short work of setting up your online mailbox by walking you through each step for every e-mail account you set up.


Before you get going, make sure you know your email address along with the following information.

First, information about the e-mail servers:

The type of e-mail server you use: POP3 (most e-mail accounts),  or IMAP

The name of the incoming e-mail server.  This is normaly (Replace with your domain name)

For POP3 and IMAP servers, the name of the outgoing e-mail server  This is normally (Replace with your domain name)

Second, information about your account:

Your account name and password




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

If the Internet Connection Wizard starts up automatically, skip ahead to step 4.


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



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.

Most people use their full name, but you can use any name—even a nickname—that people will recognize.


On the Internet Explorer Address page, type your e-mail address, and then click Next.


On the E-mail Server Names page, fill in the first block of information that you gathered from your ISP in step 1, and then click Next.  For incoming and outgoing mail server type (Replace with your domain name)




On the Internet Mail Logon page, type your account name and password. Your account name is your complete e-mail address.  (


Note: If you're concerned about break-ins to your e-mail, click to clear the check in the Remember Password box. You'll then be prompted for the password each time you send or retrieve mail.


Click Next, and then click Finish.



Enabling SMTP authentication

  1. Open Outlook Express
  2. From the Tools menu select Accounts. The Internet Accounts box appears.
  3. Select the Mail tab. Your email account appears.
  4. Click on the account and click the Properties button on the right. The properties appear.
  5. Select the Servers tab.
  6. Under the Outgoing Mail Server section check the box My server requires authentication and click the Settings.. button.  TheOutgoing Mail Server box appears.
  7. Click the circle-box Log on using and in the Account name box enter your email address, and then enter the password for this email account.
  8. Check the box Remember password.  Check the box Log on using Secure Password Authentication.
  9. Click OK to close the Outgoing Mail server box.  Click OK to close the   Properties box.  Click the Close button to close the Internet Accounts box.  SMTP authentication has now been enabled.
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