Tips to configure Microsoft® Outlook Express 6.0
What are the different options included in the Microsoft Outlook Express 6.0 configuration menu? Learn further the things that are to be taken into account while configuring an account.
Account configuration in Microsoft Outlook Express 6.0 is a simple procedure that can be done by following a few steps. There are different options included in the e-mail setup menu that you need to follow to get the account configured. The initial step is to click the 'Accounts' option in the Tools menu and click the 'Add' button in the Internet Accounts box. In the Internet Connection wizard, furnish required details like Display Name, E-mail Address, E-mail Server Names and logon details as prompted to do so. You can then click the ‘Finish’ button and select the newly added account in the Internet Accounts window. You need to then click the 'Properties' button and it will bring up the Account Properties window. You can furnish the user information in the 'General' tab. Server Details can be added in the 'Server' tab. You can select the type of Internet connection in the 'Connection' tab. The Security tab allows adding security certificates and adding encryption. Details like Server port numbers, Server Timeouts, Sending and Delivery can be entered in the ‘Advanced’ tab.
Here are some notes to keep in mind while setting up e-mail account in Microsoft Outlook Express 6.0:
- Use the Webmail extension
- Secure the application
- Selecting the server
Use the Webmail extension
One point to keep in mind while configuring an e-mail account with Microsoft Outlook Express 6.0 is to use the Webmail extension. This is extremely important if you are using e-mail provider like MailDotCom, Libero, Lycos, G-mail, AOL, Yahoo, and Hotmail etc. These extensions are needed to allow browser in using webmail clients.
Secure the application
Another point to remember while configuring an e-mail account in Microsoft Outlook Express 6.0 is to secure the application. It is highly possible to get your account hijacked by other users with the use of your password. Therefore, you need to take care to assign a strong password to Microsoft Outlook Express 6.0.
You need to indicate the type of incoming server at the time of configuring an e-mail account for your Microsoft Outlook Express 6.0. You can use any server like POP3 or IMAP for this. However, it is always better to use IMAP instead of the POP3. This is because the IMAP allows you to access e-mails from various sources or various computers. If you do not know much about server, you can get details from the e-mail provider.
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