Outlook Express v4.0 & 5.0

The following instructions cover typical usage of Outlook Express and assume the software has been installed correctly on your system.

The instructions are only for individuals with a direct Internet connection, by modem or network. If you are behind a firewall or proxy server, the information below may not work. Consult your network administrator for more information.

Setting Up Your E-mail

  1. Open Outlook Express.
  2. Click Tools on the menu bar.
  3. Click Accounts in the Tools menu. (See Figure 1)
  4. Click Add.
  5. Click Mail in the Internet Accounts box. (See Figure 2)
  6. Complete the following fields in the Internet Connection Wizard window:
    • Display Name - The name that will display on an e-mail sent using this profile.
    • E-mail Address - The e-mail address that will display on an e-mail sent using this profile.
    • Incoming Mail Server - The mail server from which e-mail for this profile is to be retrieved. For our servers use your domain name prefaced with "mail". Example: mail.my_domain.com.
    • Outgoing Mail Server - The mail server through which e-mail sent using this profile will go. You may use your ISP's outgoing mail server, or your domain name hosted on our mail server. For our servers use your domain name beginning with "mail".Example: mail.my_domain.com.
    • Account Name - This is your full email address.
      Example my_name@my_domain.com
    • Password - The password for the above account.
  7. Click OK on the Internet Accounts box when you have completed the Internet Connection Wizard.

With Outlook Express, you can setup additional mail accounts for every mailbox from which you need to retrieve mail.

There are many more options available in Outlook Express. See the software's documentation for more information on the advanced options.