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Setting up an Email Account in Microsoft Outlook Express. These directions are given for Outlook Express 4.72. Your version of Outlook Express may vary slightly. Before beginning, be sure you have the following information:
  • Email Address
  • Username
  • Password
  • Incoming Mail Server
  • Outgoing Mail Server

  1. Open Outlook Express.
  2. From the Tools menu, choose Accounts.
  3. Click the Add button, and choose Mail.
  4. In the Display name field, type in your name.
  5. Click the Next button.
  6. Select I already have an e-mail address that I'd like to use.
  7. In the E-mail address field, type in your email address.
  8. Click the Next button.
  9. Click the down arrow on the My incoming mail server is a drop-down list and choose POP3.
  10. In the Incoming mail (POP3, IMAP or HTTP) server field, type the name of your mail server.
  11. In the Outgoing mail (SMTP) server field, type the name of your outgoing mail server.
  12. Click the Next button.
  13. In the Account name field, type in your username.
  14. In the Password field, type in your password.
  15. Click the Next button.
  16. Type in the name of this email account (enter your domain name).
  17. Click the Next button.
  18. Choose your connection type. Unless you are on a network, choose Connect Using My Phone Line.
  19. Click the Next button.
  20. Choose Use an Existing Dial-up Connection and make sure the name of the connection is showing.
  21. Click the Next button. You should see a Congratulations window.
  22. Click the Finish button.
  23. Click the Close button.
To test, create a new email message and send it to the email address you just set up. Click send. Then check for new messages and see if you receive your test email. If you do not receive the test message, verify that you entered the email address correctly in the message you just sent. Also, verify that you followed each of the above steps correctly and that you entered the information correctly.