POP3 email configuration for Outlook Express on Windows

Notes

These directions should work for most recent Microsoft Outlook Express versions, running on Microsoft Windows 98 and later.

Step by step connection help

  1. Launch Outlook Express
  2. Under "Tools" select "accounts..."
  3. Select the "mail" tab.
  4. If there are no accounts present, Please go to the next section of this FAQ called Connection Wizard.
  5. If there is already an account and you are ready to change your email address, continue reading this section.
  6. Select the account by single-clicking on it.
  7. Click the "Properties" button.
  8. Under Mail Account, type in the name you would like to reffer to this account by.
  9. Name: The name you would like displayed (i.e. John Doe or ACME Sales)
  10. Email address: Alias-you-chose@your-domain-name.com (i.e. john@thedoes.com or sales@acme.com)
  11. Click the "Servers" tab and input these settings:
  12. Incoming email server type: POP (not IMAP)
  13. Incoming mail (POP) server: pop.your-domain-name.com (i.e. pop.thedoes.com or pop.acme.com)
  14. Outgoing mail (SMTP) server: smtp.your-domain-name.com (i.e. smtp.thedoes.com or smtp.acme.com)
  15. Account ID: Your full email address: alias-you-chose@your-domain-name.com (i.e. john@thedoes.com or sales@acme.com)
  16. Password: password-you-chose (case sensitive)
  17. Check the "My server requires authentication" box and click the "settings" button. Make sure the "Use same settings as my incoming mail server" radio button is selected. Click "OK".
  18. Press "OK"
  19. Press "Close"

Actions to take:

  1. From the "Mail" tab, click on the "add..." button, and select "Mail".
  2. Select the "mail" tab.
  3. Input these settings:
  4. Display Name: Your name (i.e. John Doe or ACME Sales)
  5. Email address: Alias-you-chose@your-domain-name.com (i.e. john@thedoes.com or sales@acme.com)
  6. Incoming email server type: POP (not IMAP)
  7. Incoming mail (POP) server: pop.your-domain-name.com (i.e. pop.thedoes.com or pop.acme.com)
  8. Outgoing mail (SMTP) server: use the current settings from your ISP (i.e. mail.attbi.com or mail.msn.com)
  9. Account ID: alias-you-chose@your-domain-name.com (i.e. john@thedoes.com or sales@acme.com)
  10. Password: password-you-chose (case sensitive. This is optional, if you don't want to have to type in this password everytime you send or receive mail)
  11. Account Name: Enter what you would like to identify this account (i.e. thedoes.com POP mail or acme.com POP mail)
  12. Outgoing mail server authentication is required. Same settings as above for incoming mail server (POP).
  13. Click "Finish".