Setting up Mail Server in Microsoft® Outlook Express
What are the methods to set up mail servers in Microsoft Outlook Express and things to keep in mind?
The Microsoft Outlook Express is a mostly used e-mail client. You could find this application along with the Microsoft Office suite. This e-mail client would be able to handle all mail accounts, address books etc. The latest version available is Microsoft Outlook Express 2010. You need to use only the genuine version of the product in order to access all the features. A mail server is a type of application which would receive incoming e-mail from users and then make forward that e-mail for the delivery. A computer which uses such applications are called as mail server. For each Internet Service Provider (ISP), it would include mail box in the mail server. For accessing the mails on the server, you need to use the e-mail client like Microsoft Outlook Express.
Below given points are about tips to set up e-mail server settings in Microsoft Outlook Express:
- Need of e-mail server settings
- Tips to setup
- Things to remember
Need of e-mail server settings
Many mail services like Hotmail, Yahoo! Mail, Gmail are being designed to provide e-mail access freely from the web. You need to log in to the websites each time and that would be difficult for you. In order to read and send mails conveniently, you could use the e-mail clients like Microsoft Outlook Express. In order to use the e-mail services, you have to set up and configure Microsoft Outlook Express with the incoming and the outgoing e-mail servers of the e-mail providers to be able to access the e-mail services by using the Microsoft Outlook Express. So, you would enter the servers settings while you create and use an account.
Tips to set up
In order to set up the sever, you would firstly click 'Tools' and have to choose Accounts. From the 'Mail' tab, go to 'Add' and then choose 'Mail'. Enter the name and the e-mail address. In the next page, you have to enter the server details. In this screen, you have to select the incoming server from POP3, IMAP and HTTP. After selecting that name, you would then enter the incoming e-mail and the outgoing server names. The form of server name is mail.emailDomain.com. In this, e-mailDomain is the domain name of e-mail server. Thus, you can set up e-mail server in the Microsoft Outlook Express. After entering the server settings, you could then create the account there.
While entering the server details, you need to be more careful. This is because for each e-mail settings, there would be their own incoming and outgoing server names. In the case of Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo! mail etc., you need to select the POP3 as incoming server name. While for AOL, you need to choose IMAP as server name. It is seen that ISP/e-mail service would provide these details and make sure that you are entering it correctly.
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