How to Configure Outlook Express for POP3 Email

September 1st, 2009

To modify or add an email to your existing Outlook or Outlook Express account, please follow the instructions below.

1. Open Outlook or Outlook Express.
2. Go to the Tools Menu, and then to Accounts.

Outlook Express Mail

3. On the Internet Accounts window, select the mail account you wish to modify and click Properties to edit the settings for your email account.

Mail Accounts

4. On the Internet Accounts window, select the mail account that you want to edit and click Properties to edit the email settings.

5. On the Properties page that appears, choose the Servers tab. Enter your applicable in the Incoming mail (POP3) field and in the Outgoing mail (SMTP) field.

Please Note: Some versions of Outlook Express have the Incoming and Outgoing Mail Server boxes reversed, so take care to put enter the right settings in the right box! Enter you applicable in the Account Name field, and your account password in the Password field. If you would like to have the program save your password, put a check in the “Remember password” field.

6. Check My server requires authentication box and click Settings on the right.

Email Properties

7. Select Use the same settings as my incoming server.

Note: make sure to check Remember password if you don’t want to enter password each time you send out email.

Outgoing Mail Server

8. Click OK.
9. Back on the Properties page, click Apply and OK to save settings and then close all dialog boxes.
10. Click the “Close” button to complete your account setup


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