How to set up Outlook Express

 

We teach you, how to set up Outlook Express with your email. Your email server settings, applied to your version of Outlook, in a step by step guide with images and practical examples.

 

Microsoft Outlook is a part of Microsoft Office so if you don't have it, you will need to install it or use free alternatives like Mozilla Thunderbird. This tutorial is also available for other devices like PC, Android, Mac and Iphone, just choose your option from our menu.

 

How to set up Outlook Express

Open Outlook Express

 

This is probably not the first time you open Outlook, and as such no window should pop up to help you set up your email. It's not a problem, because this is all you need to do to set up your email account:

 

If this is the first time you open Outlook, then a window should pop up to help you set up your email. If you take that help then you'll be skipping our first few steps, but everything will be just the same a little further ahead.

 

STEP ONE

Go to Tools and select Accounts

 
 
 
 

STEP TWO

Go to Add and select Mail

 
 
 
 

STEP THREE

As an example, we created a fake user:

 

Name: Peter Smith

Provider: Server

Email: petersmith@server.com

Password: **********

 

Replace our fake user info by your own name, provider, email and password, and set up according to the images bellow

 

SERVER SETTINGS

These are our user's server settings
Use your provider's settings only

 

Incoming mail server (POP3): pop.server.com

Port 995 with with an SSL encrypted connection

Outgoing mail server (SMTP): smtp.server.com

Port 465 with with an SSL encrypted connection

The outgoing server requires authentication, using the same settings as the incoming mail server

 
 
 
 

STEP FOUR

But you're not done yet!

Click Finish to go back to Internet Accounts.

Select the email account you've just created and then click on Properties.

Set up according to the images bellow:

 
 

Don't leave message copies on the server for more than 3 or 4 days, because the more you keep, the closer you get to your storage limit, resulting in errors that prevent sending and recieving emails (even if you delete them from Outlook).

 
 

SOMETHING WENT WRONG?

Check out here, how to fix Outlook errors

 
 

Set up also:

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