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Outlook Express 4.5 for MacOS
Author: Craig "hachiroku" Mercer
Date Created:2003-03-24
Operating System(s):MacOS Logo imageMacOS 8.6>9.0

To configure your Outlook Express for MacOS 8.6 to 9.6 follow these steps. But before you begin, make sure you have the following information from your ISP (Internet Service Provider):

  • Mail Account Username
  • Mail Account Password
  • Email Address
  • Incoming Mail Server Name
  • Outgoing Mail Server Name

Do you have this information already? Then you are ready to begin...proceed to Step 1.

01) Open Outlook Express (usually found in: Hard Disk>Internet)

02) Go to Tools and then select Accounts.

OE Mac  Tools Accounts


03) Click on New to begin the Account Setup Assistant

OE Mac Add Mail

04) In the Display Name field type your Name

05) Click on the bottom right arrow to continue

OE Mac Display Name

06) Make sure that "I already have an email address..." is selected

07) In the Email Address field type in your Email Address provided by your ISP.
Note: This can either be an account or an alias. For more information on aliases see you ISP.

08) Click on the bottom right arrow to continue

OE Mac Email Address

09) Next, you want to select the appropriate type of email server. Most email accounts are POP, the other type is IMAP and you don't generally get an IMAP account unless you specifically request it. So go ahead and select POP from the drop down if is not already selected.

10) Enter your Incoming Mail Server in the Incoming Mail Server field.

11) Enter your Outgoing Mail Server in the Outgoing Mail Server field.

12) Click on the bottom right arrow to continue

OE Mac Server Setup

13) Enter your Mail Account Username into the Account ID field.

14) Enter your Mail Account Password into the Password field. Make sure to click on Save Password if you don't want to have to enter your password everytime you check for email.

15) Click on the bottom right arrow to continue

OE Mac Username and Password

16) Enter a name for this mail account in the Account Name field (this can be what ever you want as it is only for display purposes).

17) When you are happy with the setup click Finish.

OE Mac Finish

18) Congratulations! You have just configured your Mac for Outlook Express use!