Knowledgebase: POP/IMAP Mail Setup
Configuring Outlook Express to pick up your email
Posted by Helpdesk Admin on 17 July 2009 10:50 AM

Open Outlook Express

  1. In the main menu, click on Tools and select Accounts.

    This will open the dialogue box below. In the dialogue box, select the Mail tab, Click on the ADD button and select Mail

  2. Enter your name (When you send an email, this is the name a recepient will see)
    Click Next >

  3. Enter your full email address 
    Click Next >

  4. E-mail server settings

  5. My incoming mail server is a - Select "POP3" from dropdown box 

  6. Enter your server details
    Incoming Mail Server -
    Outgoing Mail Server -

  7. Enter your Login details
    Account Name - this is your email address
    Password - as set by you when creating the email account on your hosting account

  8. Press Finish

Your Email account is now set up in Outlook Express

Note: For security our mail servers require authentication when sending mail. This feature must also be enabled within Outlook Express.

To Enable Outgoing Server Authentication

Your new account should now be visable within Outlook Express

  1. Click on your account and select to Properties button

  2. Select the Servers tab 

  3. Within Servers

    1. Tick box for "my outgoing server requires authentication"
    2. Select "Settings" button
    3. Confirm setting selected is "use same settings as incoming mail server"
  4. Click the 'Advanced' tab
  5. Under Server Port Numbers change the value for Outgoing Server (SMTP) to: 587
  6. Click on CLOSE to finish

Your Email Account is now set up and ready to Send/Receive mail at your email address.

The exact procedure may vary depending on your email software and version. If you are using the older name for incoming or outgoing mail server - this is OK, both will work.

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