How-To: Set Up Email in Outlook Express


The latest installment in our “How-To” series is a tutorial for setting up an e-mail account in Outlook Express. While utilizing the Kyvon webmail is convenient from locations other than your office, using a mail client (such as Outlook and Outlook Express) is sufficient for both organizing and maintaining your e-mail.

A short video version of this tutorial is available after the instructions, below.

This tutorial will show you how to create an email account in Outlook 2003.

  1. In the main navigation toolbar select Tools->Accounts.
  2. Select Add in the Internet Accounts window. Select Mail from the options provided.
  3. In the Display Name box, enter your name as you would like it to appear in our outgoing email. Hit Next.
  4. Enter the email address for the account you wish to create in the Email Address box. Hit Next.
  5. Check your Welcome email for what to enter for your incoming (POP3) mail server. Typically, it will be mail.example.com, of course replacing example.com with your own domain. Enter this information in the Incoming Mail Server (POP3) box.
  6. If outgoing email is provided in your hosting account, set your SMTP to mail.example.com, of course replacing example.com with your actual domain name. If you are using your ISP for outgoing mail, enter something like smtp.yourISP.com. Check with them for the proper setting. Enter this information in the Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) box.
  7. Enter your username and email password. Typically, your username will be your entire email address. However, some servers are configured to require only the account name. Check your Welcome email for details. Enter this information in the applicable boxes within the Internet E-Mail Settings (POP3) window. Click Finish to complete the proccess.
  8. Now let’s set your account properties. In the Internet Accounts window, select your account by clicking on the name and select Properties from the navigation at the right.
  9. In the Properties window under the General tab, give your email account a name by entering it into the Mail Account box. It can be anything you would like, it is for your reference only.
  10. Select the Servers tab. Your server will likely require authentication for processing outgoing mail. Again, check your Welcome email. Check the box if it is required.
  11. Select Settings. Unless otherwise specified, you can usually use the same settings as your incoming server as your outgoing server. Select the applicable option and hit OK.
  12. Select the Connections tab. Select the connection you will be using my clicking the check box and choosing your connection from the drop-down menu. Hit OK. Hit Close.
  13. Guess what? You’re done. To make sure everything works, try sending yourself an email.

How to Set Up Email in Outlook Express

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