Setting Up Your POP or IMAP Email Address in MS Outlook Express

This tutorial shows you how to set up Microsoft Outlook Express 6 to work with your e-mail account. This tutorial focuses on setting up Microsoft Outlook Express 6, but these settings are similar in other versions of Microsoft Outlook Express®. You can set up previous versions of Microsoft Outlook Express by using the settings in this tutorial.

To Set Up Your E-mail Account in Microsoft Outlook Express

  1. In Microsoft Outlook Express, from the Tools menu, select Accounts.


  2. In Internet Accounts, click on the Mail tab.


  3. From the Mail tab, click the Add button...


  4. Select Mail.


  5. The Internet Connection Wizard will start. In the Display Name field, enter your full name and click Next.


  6. In the E-mail address field, enter your email address and click Next.


  7. On the E-mail Server Names page, complete your information as follows:
  8. My incoming mail server is a
    POP3 or IMAP.
    Incoming mail (POP3, IMAP or HTTP) server
    POP3 pop.rockymountains.net. or IMAP imap.rockymountains.net.
    Outgoing mail (SMTP) server
    smtp.rockymountains.net.

    If your email address does not end in rockymountains.net, like username@realwest.com, these servers will still be rockymountains.net. pop,imap or smtp.realwest.com will not work!

    Click Next.



  9. In the Account Name and Password fields, enter the first part of your email address (everything before the @ sign) the password, then click Next.


  10. On the setup confirmation page, click Finish.


  11. On the Mail tab, select the account you just created, and then click Properties.


  12. Click on the Servers tab.
  13. Select My server requires authentication, then click Apply.


  14. Click on the Advanced tab.
  15. In the Server Port Numbers section, change Outgoing mail (SMTP) from 25 to 587.
  16. (Optional) If you want to keep a copy of email messages stored on your email provider's servers, in the Delivery section, select Leave a copy of messages on server. Click OK

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Your Outlook Express account is now set up. Click Close to close the Internet Accounts window and return to your Outlook Express.

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