Add an E-mail Account in Microsoft® Outlook Express
What is Microsoft Outlook Express? What is the method to add an e-mail account in Microsoft Outlook Express?
Microsoft Outlook Express is the e-mail client program from Microsoft series. It is included with Internet Explorer and is also integrated with Windows operating system like Windows 98 and Windows XP. You can configure e-mail account in the application to check e-mail without the need of logging in to a website. It is important to ensure that the Microsoft Outlook Express is capable of connecting to an e-mail account. To do this, you need check different e-mail settings. The standard e-mail account settings of the Microsoft Outlook Express include user name, password, e-mail address, and port number, etc. The Microsoft Outlook Express will need a secure connection in order to get connected to the e-mail server by itself. The new e-mail account wizard will automatically open when you run the Microsoft Outlook Express for the first time. It will display all accounts which are currently set-up in the Microsoft Outlook Express. This is the window where you can add, modify, and remove your e-mail accounts.
Following are some tips for adding an e-mail account in Microsoft Outlook Express:
- Add an e-mail account
- Setting up a POP3 e-mail account
- Configuring e-mail account
Add an e-mail account
You can add the e-mail account in Microsoft Outlook Express whenever you wish to do so. To do this, you need to open the Internet connection wizard of the Microsoft Outlook Express from the Mail option. Enter proper e-mail account details like username in the Display Name field. In the Internet e-mail address field, you need to enter the e-mail address. It will be the username followed by the domain name. Then click the 'Next' button and get the e-mail account’s mail servers configuration window.
Setting up a POP3 e-mail account
You can now start setting up POP3 e-mail account in Microsoft Outlook Express. To do this, you need to select POP3 in the Incoming e-mail server field. You need to enter 'mail.emailDomain.com' in the e-mail domain name field. You can then get into the Internet Mail Logon of the Microsoft Outlook Express. Here, you need to enter the proper account name and a password. In the next screen, you can see a "Congratulation" message which says theat the e-mail account has been added to the Microsoft Outlook Express successfully. You need to click the ‘Finish’ button and click the 'Properties of Internet accounts' dialog to tweak you account settings.
You need to now configure the e-mail account which you have created newly in the Microsoft Outlook Express. This step is needed as e-mail providers may have some special e-mail account settings. These settings include security settings, Server Settings, and connection Settings, etc. It is also important to test the e-mail account to ensure that it is working properly.
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