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Email Application Setup - Outlook Express

If you have an email account set up on the server, you may want to configure Outlook or Outlook Express to send/receive email from this email address. To configure Outlook to connect to your account, please do the following:

If the Internet Connection Wizard opens, skip ahead to step four.

Adding a new account:

  1. From Toolsmenu, click Accounts.
    Accounts from the Tools menu.
  2. Click Add, and then click Mailto open the Internet Connection Wizard.
    Choose Mail, from the Add menu.

Account Settings:

  1. On the Your Namepage of the wizard, type your name as you want it to appear to everyone who gets e-mail from you in the E-mail Address box, then click Next.
    Enter your Name.
  2. Choose to use IMAP or POP3

    POP3 will download and remove all of the emails from our server, where as IMAP will synchronize the emails between your email client(s) and our server. IMAP is recommended if you will be using this email account with multiple devices.

  3. Enter the following on the E-mail Server Namespage:
    • Enter in the Incoming Mail Server (POP3/IMAP) field.
    • Enter in the Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) field.

    You would not enter, rather your own domain name.

  4. Click Next.
  5. On the Internet Mail Logon page, type your account name and password.
    Enter your Name.
  6. Click Next, and then click Finish.

More Settings

  • Now to configure the ports and mail servers by clicking the "Properties" button.
  • It is recommended that you enable the Secure Connection for both the Incoming and Outgoing servers.
  • Once completed, click the Apply button.
  • Switch to the Servers tab.
  • Under Outgoing Mail Server, ensure that "My server requires authentication" is checked.
  • Click Apply then OK.
  • Click Close.
  • Outlook Express is now correctly configured to send and receive emails.

    If you have trouble sending mail, please visit our article on How to Change Email SMTP Port from 25 to 26.

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