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How do I configure email using Outlook Express?

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To set-up Outlook Express to work with your email account please follow these instructions.

1. Start Outlook Express and select the Tools menu. From here select 'Accounts'

Microsoft Windows Outlook Express email configuration - Accounts


2. In the window that appears press the 'Add' button and then select 'Mail...'

Microsoft Windows Outlook Express email configuration - Add Mail


3. Enter your name as you would like it to appear to people who receive emails from you. Then click 'Next'.

Microsoft Windows Outlook Express email configuration - Your Name


4. Enter the email address that you want to use and that you have setup with Web Hosting Plus. Then click 'Next'.

Microsoft Windows Outlook Express email configuration - Your Email Address


5. Now you need to enter your incoming and outgoing servers. For the incoming server you should enter mail.yourdomain.com – substituting your own domain name for yourdomain.com. For the outgoing mail server you should enter mail.yourdomain.com as before. Then click Next.

Microsoft Windows Outlook Express email configuration - Your Email Address


6. To finish you need to enter your username (which is your full email address) and password for your email account. You can view your username and password in your control panel. Once entered please click Next and then Finish.

Microsoft Windows Outlook Express email configuration - Your Email Address


7. To allow you to send email through our mail server you now need to make a small change to the properties of the account. Select 'Properties' from the 'Accounts' window. You need to click the tick-box that says 'My server requires authentication' or 'This server requires me to log on' and then click 'OK' and 'Close'.

You can now send and receive emails!


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