Creating an email account in Outlook Express

  • 21/07/2007 10:43 PM

A step by step video tutorial for this process can be found in the Email section of  the Downtown  Host Tutorials area.

Instructions can also be found in the Microsoft Support for Outlook Express 6.0 setup


Start Outlook Express 6.0.

On the Tools menu, click Accounts.

In the Internet Accounts dialog box, click Add, and then click Mail.

In the Display Name box, type the name that you want others to see when you send a message, and then click Next.

In the E-mail Address box, type the e-mail address for the account that you are using (for example,  ""), and then click Next.

Under E-mail Server Names, click the appropriate incoming e-mail server type --  POP3 is the default type, and then type the names of your incoming and outgoing e-mail servers.

Your INCOMING mail server information is provided in your Welcome Letter.  This will be (where is replaced with your actual domain name).

Your OUTGOING email server information is provided in your Welcome Letter.  This will be (where is replaced with your actual domain name).

Note:  some people use their ISP server for outgoing mail.  If you will be using your ISP server for outgoing mail you will need to enter the server name  provided by your ISP (the same as used in your ISP email account)  The ISP outgoing email server name is typically somehing like "

Click Next.

Type your POP3 account name and password in the Account Name and Password boxes.  Your username is typically your full email address, however refer to your Welcome Letter for this information.  Your password was set when the email account was created.  Click "remember password" if you want the program to remember your password.

The next window that you see reads "Congratulations, you have successfully entered all of the information required to set up your account. To save these settings, click Finish."  This will take you back to the main screen where you will do the next few steps. 

In the Internet Accounts box, click the new Outlook Express account, and then click Properties.

To identify the mail account that you are configuring by a name other than the default name, type the name into the Mail Account box. This name is known as the "friendly" name for the account.

Click the Connection tab. If you connect by using a Local Area Network (LAN), click to select the Always Connect to this account using check box, click Local Area Network in the list, and then click OK.

To add a different type of connection, such as a modem or ISDN line, click Add after you click to select the Always connect to this account using check box, and then follow the prompts to configure the required connection type.

Click Finish.

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