Setting Up Your E-mail in MS Outlook Express

This tutorial shows you how to set up Microsoft Outlook Express to work with your e-mail account. This tutorial focuses on setting up Microsoft Outlook Express 6, but these settings are similar in other versions of Microsoft Outlook Express. You can set up previous versions of Microsoft Outlook Express by using the settings in this tutorial.

To Set Up Your E-mail Account in Microsoft Outlook Express

  1. In Microsoft Outlook Express, select Tools > Accounts.
  2. Select the "Mail" tab in the Internet Accounts window and click "Add."
  3. Enter you full name and click Next.
  4. Enter your e-mail address and click Next.
  5. On the E-mail Server Names window, enter your information as follows:
  6. My incoming mail server is a
    POP3 server
    Incoming mail (POP3, IMAP or HTTP) server
    Outgoing mail (SMTP) server

    Click Next.

    NOTE: "" is an SMTP relay server. In order to use this server to send e-mails, you must first activate SMTP relay on your e-mail account. Log on to your Manage Email Accounts page to set up SMTP relay. If you do not have SMTP relay set up and your Internet Service Provider (ISP) allows it, you can use the outgoing mail server for your Internet Service Provider. Contact your Internet Service Provider to get this setting.

  7. Enter your e-mail address for your account name and enter your password. Click Next.
  8. Click Finish.
  9. Select the mail account you just created and click "Properties."
  10. In the Properties window, select the Servers tab.
  11. At the bottom of the window, select "My server requires authentication."
  12. Select the "Advanced" tab and change the "Outgoing mail (SMTP)" server port number to 80. Click OK.
  13. If you have trouble sending mail,
    try setting your Outgoing mail (SMTP) server port to 25 or 3535