How to configure an e-mail account in Outlook Express

If you have an email account set up on the server, you may want to configure Outlook or Outlook express to send/receive email from this email address. To configure Outlook to connect to your account, please do the following:
  1. Open Outlook Express

  2. Go to "Tools" and click on "Accounts"

    Outlook Express Tutorial 1

  3. This will start up Internet Connection Wizard. Enter your name where it says "Display name:" and click "Next" at the bottom right.

    Outlook Express Tutorial 3
  4. Select the Next button

  5. Enter your Email address in the input box. This does NOT have to be your ""( you can use ",, etc). Then click Next.

    Outlook Express Tutorial 4
  6. Click the Next button

  7. In the Incoming mail field type
    In the Outgoing mail (SMTP)field type
    (so if your domain name is, then you would put "" there). Click Next.

    Outlook Express Tutorial 5
  8. For the Account Name, type the full email address (including the domain name). In the Password section, type the password for the email.

    Outlook Express Tutorial 6

  1. Click the Next button
  2. Click the Finish button
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  1. You should still see the Mail tab, so click the Properties button
  2. Select the Servers tab
  3. Check the box at the bottom which says "My server requires authentication"
  4. Select the Advanced tab
  5. At the top you will see "Server Port Numbers" and "Outgoing mail (SMTP):" with a value of 25. You need to change this to port 26 if you are not able to send emails using 25.
  6. Click the Apply button, OK button, and the Close button.
  7. You're done! Now you can test your email.


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