Ways to use Microsoft® Outlook Express on a system
How is Microsoft Outlook Express used? What are its features?
Microsoft Outlook Express is one of the most commonly used e-mail clients. Usually you need to open website you have signed up the account on, type in the e-mail address and the password to sign in and then you can check and send e-mails. This whole process has been made easy with the use of Microsoft Outlook Express. You just need to open Microsoft Outlook Express and you can start reading and sending e-mails. You can save contacts and other information about different people, set message rules and auto responses for your e-mails. Microsoft Outlook Express automatically checks and downloads e-mails at regular intervals to ensure that you are not losing any important e-mails. You do not have to be online to read e-mails that are already downloaded to your Inbox. This technique saves Internet usage and provides quick access to your Inbox.
Here are some ways to use Microsoft Outlook Express on a system:
- Set-up the account
- Set message rules
- Setting Auto Response
Set-up the account
To use this e-mail service, you need to sign up for an account on an e-mail domain or with the Internet Service Provider (ISP). Usually, you are provided with an e-mail address and password as soon as you sign up for an account with your ISP. You need to configure this e-mail account in your Microsoft Outlook Express. You then need to open Microsoft Outlook Express and click on 'Tools' and then on 'Accounts'. In the Accounts tab, you will have an option to Create a New Account. You need to proceed with the new account creation wizard, you will be prompted to enter e-mail address, password, incoming and outgoing server addresses during account creation. You can contact the ISP for the information that is required while creating an account on Microsoft Outlook Express.
Set message rules
Usually all messages are delivered to your Inbox and it becomes difficult for you to search for a particular e-mail from a big e-mail list. To provide quick access to e-mails, you can customize your e-mail Inbox. You can create different folders under your Inbox and set message rules based on subject, sender’s address and you can select a folder to automatically re-direct e-mails to selected folders. You can right-click on an e-mail and click on 'Create Rules' to create a message rule.
Auto Response is a very useful feature in Microsoft Outlook Express, you can set an auto response for e-mails that you receive which means an acknowledgement e-mail set by you will be automatically sent as soon as an e-mail is delivered to Microsoft Outlook Express. This helps you to manage your e-mail responses efficiently, even if you are not near your computer.
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