How to reconfigure e-mail settings in Microsoft® Outlook Express
Learn about the method to re-configure e-mail settings in Microsoft Outlook Express
Microsoft Outlook Express is an e-mail client which is POP3 and IMAP compatible and has a built-in news reader in it. It completely acts as your personal manager by storing all your personal information like contacts, mails, calendars, tasks and many more. Using Microsoft Outlook Express you can read and compose your e-mails even if you are offline. Later when you come online it automatically synchronizes the changes which were made in offline mode. It also enables you in sending and receiving news streams. You are even given options to change the settings of the e-mail in such a way that you can access it as per your convenience. Thus, Microsoft Outlook Express manages all the important functions and therefore has become most widely used e-mail client.
Following is the information on reconfiguring e-mail settings in Microsoft Outlook Express:
- Advantages of Microsoft Outlook Express
- Reconfiguring settings
- Things to be kept in mind
Advantages of Microsoft Outlook Express
There are various advantages in Microsoft Outlook Express which make it an outstanding e-mail client. Through Microsoft Outlook Express you can access your e-mails even without Internet connection. The multiple accounts feature in Microsoft Outlook Express helps you in saving your time by facilitating you in downloading together at one place in your system. The most important advantage is that you can store a copy of your e-mails on your computer itself so that you don’t need to worry even if the mail gets deleted from your mail account.
Initially you need to click on 'Accounts' option under 'Tools' menu of Microsoft Outlook Express. In the corresponding window you need to click on 'Properties' option of 'Mail' tab. Now you need to double click on the mail account that needs to be configured followed by clicking on 'General' tab. In the 'Mail Account' field you need to enter your e-mail address and other details in 'User Information' field followed by checking the 'Include this account when receiving mail' check box. Next in the server tab you need to enter the domain name, Internet connection provider’s setting, account name and password. Then you can finish the process by clicking on 'Ok' and 'Close'.
An important point to be kept in mind is that you always need to have backup of all your data. You never know when the disaster will hit and you may loose all the important data from your mail as well as from the system. So it is always recommended to timely have backup of all the data so that all your information are secure even if your Microsoft Outlook Express mail gets hacked or if your system crashes down.
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