E-mail POP3 Account

How to create an account on Outlook Express.

Some ISPs will set up your account for you. Some will give you a floppy disc, or ask you to bring your computer into the shop. Some will set it up for you on line; BigPond does it this way. Otherwise you can do it yourself.

  1. On the main window menu bar, select the Tools menu, and click on "Accounts."

    Setting up an E-mail account on OE

  2. Select the "mail" tab.
  3. Click the "Add" button.
  4. From the Add menu, click "Mail." OE will call up a wizard to guide you through the following steps.
  5. In the text box labelled Display Name, type your name and click "Next."
  6. In the E-mail Address box, type your e-mail address and click "Next."

    Your e-mail address

    In the above example, you have selected "I already have an e-mail address" which of course you do once you have opened an account with an ISP. Note that the e-mail address is shown in full.

  7. Select "POP3" to answer the question "My incoming e-mail server is a…."
  8. In the Incoming Mail server box, type whatever your ISP told you
  9. In the Outgoing Mail server box, type whatever your ISP told you
  10. Click "Next."
  11. In the Account Name box, type a name for this account
  12. In the Password box, type your e-mail Password.
  13. If you want Outlook Express to remember your password, check the "Remember password" box.
  14. Do not check the "Log on using secure password" box.
  15. Click "Next."
  16. Click "Finish."

Follow the wizard prompts, and be prepared to go back over it and alter some of the information if you do not get it right first time. You can do this best by clicking on the account name and selecting "Properties".

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James Nelson, 2001.