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How to Set Up Outlook Express

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  1. Enter your e-mail address, case does not matter. You may wish to capitalize some letters to make your e-mail address more readable. Click "Next"
  2. Most people have POP3 e-mail; if you have a web based e-mail account such as Hotmail skip to step 6a. For POP3 accounts, enter the "Incoming" or "POP3" server name. It should look something like "". Enter the "Outgoing" or "SMTP" server name in the next field. The SMTP server name may be the same as the POP3 name.
    1. Select "HTTP" from the first, drop down, box
    2. Select your provider if it is listed, otherwise enter the "Incoming Server" name and then click "Next"
  3. Enter your user ID or account name in the "Account name" field. This field IS case sensitive, so enter the name just as it was provided to you by your service provider.
  4. Enter your password in the "Password" field. Your password is case sensitive, so enter it just as it was provided to you by your service provider. Asterisks will appear in place of the characters you type to keep your password private. Click "Remember Password: if you don't want to have to type in your password every time you send or receive e-mail. Click "Next"
  5. Click "Finish" then on the next window click "Close"

You have completed the basic configuration of Outlook Express. You should now be able to send and receive e-mail when connected to the Internet.

To make changes to these settings or to access advanced configuration features:

  1. From the menu choose "Tools" and then choose "Accounts"
  2. Select the "Mail" tab, and select your e-mail account listed in the window
  3. Click on the "Properties" button
  4. On the five tabs in this window, you will find all of the information you input above, plus additional features you may wish to configure.

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