The following is a simple tutorial on how to setup mail accounts in
outlook express. The screen shots taken are from WindowsXP but are
applicable to most versions Outlook Express 4.0 and upward.
First of all you need to open the mail program and then select the
"Tools" option. From this menu select the "Accounts" option. This
allows you to set-up and configure your mail accounts.
Adding a new mail account
This menu gives you an overview of all your mail/news/directory
accounts already created. You can see this user already has 5 accounts
created. You need to select the "Add" option from the top right of the
menu and then "Mail..."
Select your name
You now need to select the name you want people to see when they
receive email from you. What you enter here, is what they will see when
you send them mail.
Select your reply address
You now need to select email address you want people to reply to when
they hit reply to emails sent through this account. Most people choose
the email address they are sending from. For example: if your email
address is email@example.com, you will most likely want the reply address to be
Select your mail servers
There are two server addresses
you must complete, one for incoming mail and one for outgoing mail.
On standard 34SP.com accounts we only provide the incoming server. In
the incoming mail server field, you need to enter: mail.yoursitename,
so if your address is me.com you need to use mail.me.com
For the SMTP server you should consult your ISP (the company who
provides your Internet connection). Most ISP's provide an SMTP server
of the form: smtp.ispname or mail.ispname. If they cannot provide you
with this, we can offer SMTP as an upgrade.
Now you need to enter the username and password for your mail account. Your username should be the email address you
are trying to access. So to receive email for firstname.lastname@example.org your username
would be email@example.com.
Simply select finish and you are now all ready to receive your email through outlook.
Article ID: 48, Created On: 8/14/2008, Modified: 12/15/2011