How to Configure Outlook Express for Internet Mail

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This article describes how to configure Outlook Express to read Internet mail.


To configure Outlook Express to read Internet mail, follow these steps:

1. In Outlook Express, click Accounts on the Tools menu.

2. In the Internet Accounts dialog box, click Add, and then click Mail.

3. In the Display Name box, type the name you want others to see when

   you send a message, and then click Next.

4. In the E-mail Address box, type the e-mail address for the account
   you are using (for example, ""), and then click

5. Under E-mail Server Names, select the appropriate incoming mail server
   type (POP3 is the default type), and then type the names of your
   incoming and outgoing mail servers. Click Next. NOTE: This information
   is provided by your Internet service provider (ISP). If you do not know
   this information, contact your ISP.

6. Depending on your login type, either type your POP account name and
   password in the POP Account Name and Password boxes, or click "Log on
   using Secure Password Authentication (SAP)." Click Next. NOTE: Contact
   your ISP to determine which login type you should use.

7. In the Internet Mail Account Name box, type a name to identify the mail
   account you are configuring. This is known as the "friendly" name for
   the account. Click Next.

8. Click the connection type that you use to connect to the Internet,
   and then click Next. NOTE: This step does not apply to Outlook
   Express 5.

   If you click "Use my phone line to connect," you are prompted to either
   create a new Dial-Up Networking connection or use an existing one. If
   Dial-Up Networking has been configured for your ISP, click "Use an
   existing dial-up connection," click the name for your Dial-Up
   Networking connection in the list, and then click Next.

   If you click "Connect using my local area network (LAN)" or "I will
   establish my Internet connection manually," you are not prompted for
   any additional settings.

9. Click Finish.

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Keywords          : kbenv outexw95 outexnt win98 outexw98 
Version           : WINDOWS:4.0
Platform          : WINDOWS
Issue type        : kbhowto

Last Reviewed: March 18, 1999