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How can I set up an email account in Outlook Express?

Email account setup in Outlook Express

To set up your e-mail account in Microsoft Outlook Express

  • Go to Microsoft Outlook Express and from the Tools menu, select Accounts.
  • Go to the Mail tab and from the Add menu, select Mail.
  • In the Display Name field, enter your full name and click Next.
  • In the E-mail address field, enter your email address and click Next.
  • On the E-mail Server Names page, complete your information as follows:
    • My incoming mail server is a POP3 or IMAP.
    • Incoming mail (POP3, IMAP or HTTP) server POP, or IMAP
    • Outgoing mail (SMTP) server
  • Click Next.
  • In the Account Name and Password fields, enter your email address and password, and then click Next.
  • On the setup confirmation page, click Finish.
  • On the Mail tab, select the account you just created, and then click Properties.
  • Go to the Servers tab.
  • Select My server requires authentication, and then click Apply.
  • Go to the Advanced tab.
  • In the Server Port Numbers section, change Outgoing mail (SMTP) to 80, and then click OK.
  • (Optional) If you want to keep a copy of the email messages stored on your email provider's servers, in the Delivery section, select Leave a copy of messages on the server.

    Your Outlook Express account is now set up.