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Outlook Express 5/6 Windows
Author: Craig "hachiroku" Mercer
Date Created:2003-03-24
Operating System(s):Windows Logo imageWindows 9X/2000/XP

To Configure your Outlook Express 5/6 for Windows 9X/2000/XP 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: Start> Programs>)

02) Go to Tools and then select Accounts.

OE XP Tools Accounts


03) Click on Add and then Mail to begin the Internet Connection Wizard

OE XP Add Account

04) In the Display Name field type your Name

05) Click on the next to continue

OE XP Display Name

06) 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.

07) Click on the next to continue

OE XP Email Address

08) 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.

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

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

11) Click on the next to continue

OE XP Server Info

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

13) 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.

14) Click on the next to continue

OE XP Username and Password

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

OE XP Finish

16) Congratulations! You have just configured your Windows 9X/2000/XP for Outlook Express use!