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. Previous versions of Microsoft Outlook Express can be setup using similar settings in this tutorial.

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

1. In Microsoft Outlook Express, from the Tools menu, select Accounts.


2. Go to the Mail tab and from the Add menu, select Mail.


3. In the Display Name field, enter you full name and click Next.

Display Name

4. In the E-mail address field, enter your email address and click Next.

Email Address

5. On the E-mail Server Names page, enter your information as follows:

My incoming mail server is a
Select POP3.

Incoming mail (POP3, IMAP or HTTP) server

Outgoing mail (SMTP) server

Click Next.

Email Server Names

6. In the Account Name and Password fields, enter your email address and password, and then click Next.

Mail Logon

7. On the setup confirmaiton page, click Finish.


8. On the Mail tab, select the account you just created and then click Properties.

Mail Accounts

9. Go to the Servers tab.

10. Select My server requires authentication, and then click Apply.

Server Properties

11. Go to the Advanced tab.

12. In the Server Port Numbers section, change Outgoing mail (SMTP) to 80, and then click OK.

Advanced Properties

13. (Optional) If you would like to keep a copy of your email messages stored on your email provider’s servers, in the Delivery section, select Leave a copy of messages on server.

Your Outlook Express account is now set up. Click Close to close the Internet Accounts window and return to your Outlook Express.

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Last Updated August 22, 2017