Setting Up Your POP Email Address in MS Outlook Express

This tutorial shows you how to set up Microsoft Outlook Express 6 to work with your e-mail account. This tutorial focuses on setting up Microsoft Outlook Express 6, but these settings are similar in other versions of Microsoft Outlook Express®. You can set up previous versions of Microsoft Outlook Express by using the settings in this tutorial.

To Set Up Your E-mail Account in Microsoft Outlook Express

  1. In Microsoft Outlook Express, from the Tools menu, select Accounts.

  2. Go to the Mail tab and from the Add menu, select Mail.

  3. In the Display Name field, enter you full name and click Next.

  4. In the E-mail address field, enter your email address and click Next.

  5. On the E-mail Server Names page, complete your information as follows:

    My incoming mail server is a

    Incoming mail (POP3) server

    Outgoing mail (SMTP) server

    Click Next.


  6. In the Account Name and Password fields, enter your email address (@ symbol in email address replaced with symbol in account name e.g. if the email address is, the account name will be john and password, and then click Next

  7. On the setup confirmation page, click Finish

  8. On the Mail tab, select the account you just created, and then click Properties.

  9. Go to the Servers tab.

  10. Select My server requires authentication, and then click Apply.

  11. (Optional) If you want to keep a copy of email messages stored on your email provider's servers, in the Delivery section, select Leave a copy of messages on server.

Your Outlook Express account is now set up. Click Close to close the Internet Accounts window and return to your Outlook Express.

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