Tips to configure multiple accounts in Microsoft® Outlook Express
Learn about configuring multiple accounts on Microsoft Outlook Express
Microsoft Outlook Express is a highly functional mail management application which is provided for free with certain version of Windows operating systems. Microsoft Outlook Express has a variety of options that help users manage their e-mails better under minimal complications. The easy-to-use interface of the program enables easy and effective interaction and functionality utilization by all level of users. The Microsoft Outlook Express program works in combination with the Internet Explorer program provided in Windows operating system and supports multiple accounts. Microsoft Outlook Express can hold up to 10 accounts without fail if configured properly by the users. The users are advised to select separate display names and configure the settings of the account using valid and authentic credentials like server addresses, passwords etc. Only one account can be configured at a time. It is suggested that the users configure one account send a test mail to confirm the working status of the configured account and then go on with configuring new accounts. This way the users will be able to configure multiple accounts under minimal complications.
Discussed below are some points that will help the users to understand more on things to keep in mind while configuring Microsoft Outlook Express for multiple accounts:
- Backup program data
- Activate restore options
- Verify and confirm credentials
Backup program data
Microsoft Outlook Express users who are about to set-up multiple accounts in the program are advised to first backup the data stored in the program using the available options. This is advised as it will help secure and restore user data in case if anything goes wrong with the program after settings up multiple accounts. The users can make use of import export options and third party tools to backup the Microsoft Outlook Express data.
Activate restore options
The System Restore options in the operating system can be used to create restore points for assisting recovery in case of any unwanted events. The restore options can be activated and a new restore option can be created using the security settings menu of the OS. Creating a new restore point before changing the working configuration of Microsoft Outlook Express will help undo the changes made in case of a malfunctions or crash.
The users will need detailed settings of the different mail services that are to be configured in Microsoft Outlook Express. The users are advised to verify the authenticity of the mail server settings and account information as setting up accounts with incorrect settings might sometimes affect other configured accounts and data stored within the Microsoft Outlook Express program.
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