Setting Up Outlook Express

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This won't take long at all.

  1. Open Outlook Express. At this point, Outlook Express will either open to the summary screen, or it will open a pop up wizard to help you setup your email account. If you do not see the wizard click the 'Tools' menu at the top of the page and then select 'Accounts...'. Click on the 'Mail' tab at the top. Click 'Add' and then 'Mail'.
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  3. Your Name - Choose what name will be displayed in the FROM field when you send email. Click 'Next'.
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  5. Internet E-mail address - Type in your email address. e.g. - Click 'Next'.
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  7. E-mail Server Names - Make sure you have 'POP3' selected for the incoming mail server type. 'Incoming mail (POP3, IMAP, or HTTP) server': - 'Outgoing mail (SMTP) server': - Click 'Next'.
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  9. Internet Mail Logon - 'Account Name': - 'Password': The one you specified when you setup your email account. Click 'Next'.
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  11. Congratulations - Click 'Finish'. (But you're not done! Keep going.)
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  13. If you are not there already, head to the 'Tools' menu, click 'Accounts...' and click on the 'Mail' tab at the top. Your new account is listed here. Select it and click 'Properties'.
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  15. Click the 'Servers' tab at the top. At the bottom of the screen: Outgoing Mail Server: Put a checkmark beside 'My server requires authentication' - Click on the 'Settings...' button to the right.
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  17. Make sure the dot is selected for the first option, 'Use same settings as my incoming mail server' and click the 'OK' button. Click the next 'OK' button and then the 'Close' button and you should be able to send and receive email.outlook express accounts