Methods to set-up an e-mail account on Microsoft® Outlook Express
What are the steps to set-up an e-mail on Microsoft Outlook Express?
E-mails have become a very important mode of communication. As e-mails are reliable, fast and simple to use, most users have multiple e-mail accounts and use them extensively. Microsoft Outlook Express is an e-mailing application from Microsoft. Microsoft Outlook Express not only helps users send and receive and forward e-mail, but it also comes with many extra features such as notes, to-do list, calendar and so on. With Microsoft Outlook Express users can set-up and manage multiple e-mail accounts. Setting up an e-mail account on Microsoft Outlook Express is very simple and users with even minimal computer know-how will be able to do it. Setting up an e-mail account on Microsoft Outlook Express involves users having to configure the account related settings such as user name, passwords and so on.
The following details give users more information regarding things to keep in mind when setting up an account on Microsoft Outlook Express:
- Configure download settings
- Use header settings
- Configure firewall
Configure download settings
When setting up an e-mail account on Microsoft Outlook Express, users are advised to configure download settings for the account. Users are advised to configure these settings in such a way that attachments on e-mails are not automatically downloaded. This will ensure that even if the inbox receives an e-mail with some kind of malware infection, it will not be downloaded and the system will not get infected.
Use header settings
Microsoft Outlook Express has an header option that can be configured. All users setting up an account on Microsoft Outlook Express are advised to configure the header application in such a way that only headers of e-mail are downloaded. As a very large number of junk mails are known to come into inboxes, configuring the header option will ensure that unwanted e-mails are not downloaded and users will be able to clear out their inbox quickly. With this option, users also will be able to limit bandwidth use.
All users configuring a Microsoft Outlook Express account are recommended to configure the firewall on the system. This means that users have to ensure that all data sent and received through Microsoft Outlook Express are passed only through the firewall. This will ensure that malware are filtered out and hackers will not be able to steal information coming in or going out.
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