Manual - Configuring Outlook Express
this setting for both Incoming and Outgoing Mail
To configure Outlook Express to read email:
- Run Outlook
- From the
Tools menu select "Accounts...".
- In the Internet
Accounts window click the Add button and choose Mail. From here
Outlook Express guides you through the configuration process using
the Internet Connection Wizard. This dialog has several screens,
each with a Help button to provide assistance.
- On the Your
Name screen enter your name. E.g. "john doe".
- On the Internet
E-mail Address screen enter your email address. E.g. firstname.lastname@example.org.
- On the E-mail
Server Names screen your "Incoming mail server" can
be either POP or IMAP. POP is the most common method for accessing
your email. Your server name depends on the domain you are on.
E.g. if your domain is "us.magnecomp.com", then your
mail server will be "us.magnecomp.com". Your "Outgoing
mail (SMTP host) server" will be the same, i.e. "us.magnecomp.com".
Please refer to the mail server list for the correct mail server
to use for your domain.
- On the Internet
Mail Login screen enter your login name for your email account.
I.e. if your email is "johndoe", enter this as your
account name. Next enter your password and click on remember password,
if not already selected, so that you don't have to enter password
each time you check mail.
- On the Congratulations
screen press Finish.
- You can
close the Internet Accounts window to start using your email or
select a mail account and click on Properties to modify your email
- If you wish
to retain a copy of your mail on the server instead of downloading
all mail from the server to your PC, you will have to set the
option to leave copy of messages on server. This option is not
set in the default installation. To do that, go to your mail configuration
(Tools > Accounts > 'select mail account' > Properties)
and click on the Advanced tab and check the box under Delivery
section to "Leave a copy of messages on server".