How to Create an E-mail Account in Outlook Express

By: Joe

Outlook Express is an email client bundled with Internet Explorer. Apart from being user friendly, it offers numerous options to set your email box in the most efficient way as compared to other web based email services. The exclusive features integrated in Outlook Express led it to emerge as one of the largest
e-mail client used by most internet users. is one of the services asked by the customers.

The article discusses to check e-mails. You are required to open an e-mail account before you can actually start with Outlook Express to send and receive e-mails. The best part is that you can have multiple e-mail accounts configured in Outlook Express. Outlook Express ensures to handle all your settings efficiently.

Step 1: Let's start with opening Outlook Express from the Start menu

?Click the Start button.
?Go to All Programs
?Click Outlook Express
?In case you want to set this specific account as your default account every time you start the email client Outlook Express, click yes and click no if you don't want to go for such an option.

If you don't want to be asked the same question over and over again, click to check the box saying 'Always Check This'.

Step 2: Setting An

You must know the following information about your e-mail servers before you start the set up:

&bullType of e-mail server you use.
&bullThe name of your incoming (POP3) e-mail server.
&bullThe name of your Outgoing (SMTP) e-mail server.
&bullYour email id and password.
&bullCheck whether your ISP needs you to use 'Secure Password Authentication' to access your e-mail account.

After collecting the above mentioned information, follow the steps outlined below:
?Start Outlook Express,
?Go to Tools menu
?Click Accounts.
?Click Add followed by clicking Mail to open the Internet Connection Wizard.
?Go to Your Name page of the wizard. Enter the name you want it to appear to the receivers.
?Click Next.
?Enter your email address on the Internet Explorer Address page followed by clicking Next.
?When you will come on the E-mail Server Names page, you simply need to fill the first block of information that you have garnered from your ISP earlier.
?Click Next.
?The next step requires you to enter your account name and password on the Internet Mail Logon Page.
?Lastly, click Next followed by clicking Finish.
You're ready to send your first email through Outlook Express.

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