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How do I use Outlook Express to send and receive my email?

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Once you have chosen Outlook Express as your email program, you can use the following step by step guide to help you configure it with the proper settings.

Outlook Express Setup Guide

 

Outlook Express 6 Setup Guide

 

Settings for Advanced Users

Incoming Server: mail.domainit.com
Outgoing Server: smtp.yourisp.com (contact your ISP to obtain)

 

Settings for Beginners

1

Launch Outlook Express. You should see a link, displayed below, titled "Set up a Mail account." Click this link to open the Internet Connection Wizard. If you do not see the link, you can access the Internet Connection Wizard by going up to the "Tools" menu and selecting "Accounts...." Next click on the "Add" button and select "mail."

Outlook Express Setup Guide Step 1

 

 

2
Select "Create a new Internet mail account." Click "Next >."

Outlook Express Setup Guide Step 2

 

 

3
Enter your name. This will appear in the From field in any outgoing message that you send. Click "Next >."

Outlook Express Setup Guide Step 3

 

 

4
Enter you email address. Click "Next >."

Outlook Express Setup Guide Step 4

 

 

5
Next, you will need to enter your E-mail Server Names. First select "POP3" from the drop-down menu. (This should be selected by default.) Next enter the server name,
"mail.domainit.com" for the incoming mail server. The outgoing mail server should be provided to you by your Internet Service Provider. Click "Next >."

Outlook Express Setup Guide Step 5

 

 

6
Enter your "Internet Mail Logon." Your Account name is your email address, and the password is the one that you specifyed when you registered this email account. Leave the "SPA" checkbox blank. Click "Next >."

Outlook Express Setup Guide Step 6

 

 

6
If your ISP requires you to use authentication for it's outgoing server, you need to enter that information provided to you by your ISP. To do so, go to the "Tools" menu and click on "Accounts." Select your email account and click on the "Properties" button.

Outlook Express Setup Guide Step 7

Next, click on the "Servers" tab in the Properties dialog. Check the checkbox "My server requires authentication." Then click on the "Settings..." button to the right of that checkbox."

Outlook Express Setup Guide Step 8

Click on the "Log on using" button and enter the information provided to you by your ISP. Click "OK."

Outlook Express Setup Guide Step 9

 

 

7
You're all done! To begin sending and receiving email, click on the "Send/Recv" icon in the toolbar.

 

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