Configure Microsoft® Outlook Express 6.0 to access IMAP mailbox
Discuss Internet message access protocol (commonly known as IMAP). What are the techniques to configure Microsoft Outlook Express 6.0 to access IMAP mailbox?
Internet message access protocol is an e-mail service that can be accessed through both e-mail software installed in the desktop and webmail. The e-mail messages of IMAP service remain in the server so that they can be accessed from any system. IMAP is one of the leading Internet standard protocols used for transferring e-mail messages from a server. It supports both online and offline modes of operation. The latest version is IMAP4 preceded by four early versions. The IMAP Internet service protocol has many advantages over its POP which is another prevalent e-mail service protocol. The use of IMAP can improve the performance and utility of Microsoft Outlook Express 6.0. Microsoft Outlook Express is an e-mail and news client software bundled with Windows operating systems from its 98 version to 2003 version later superseded by Windows Mail and Windows Live Mail in Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating systems. The IMAP service provides prolonged access of e-mail as it remains saved that we can view them in webmail anytime.
The following are the methods for configuring Microsoft Outlook Express 6.0 to access IMAP mailbox:
- Ensure whether IMAP is enabled
- Entering e-mail address and display name
- Changing the settings for secure connection
Ensure whether IMAP is enabled
It is recommended to check whether Internet Message Access Protocol is enabled on the server of the e-mail service provider. The settings in the account can be changed by accessing webmail. This is the first step to be followed before proceeding further with configuring Microsoft Outlook Express 6.0 for accessing Internet Message Access Protocol mailbox.
Entering e-mail address and display name
After starting Microsoft Outlook Express 6.0 there will be an option for adding the IMAP e-mail account. The display name has to be entered in the Microsoft Outlook Express 6.0 window and the e-mail address in the very next field. IMAP must be selected from the drop down list as the incoming server. The address of the IMAP server and service provider’s address has to be entered in the incoming and outgoing mail fields respectively.
The settings of Microsoft Outlook Express 6.0 must be changed if the Internet Message Access Protocol e-mail service requires a secure connection. The appropriate check box for providing secure connection for the server must be selected. The check for its selection exists in the ‘Advanced’ tab of the properties of the IMAP e-mail account. Enter the password for authentication to complete the setup process.
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