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Creating an email account in Outlook Express (Flash Video)


In the Main Menu, select Tools and then Accounts



Click the Mail tab and select Add and then select Mail

You will then proceed to the Internet Connection Wizard where you will need to follow the steps as shown below. (Replacing the examples provided with your information) Remember to click Next after following each step.

Tip: Replace "yourdomain.tld" with your actual domain name such as example.com.





NOTE: You must use pop.yourdomain.tld for the Incoming mail (POP3) server, and mail.yourdomain.tld for outgoing mail smtp server.

Tip: Replace "yourdomain.tld" with your actual domain name such as example.com.



NOTE: For accounts that require a VMIP use xyourdomain-jane, remember to replace "jane" with the name of the mailbox you're wanting to add. Also note the VMIP (xyourdomain where yourdomain is your own domain name without the TLD) must be all lowercase and is only required if you do not have a dedicated IP address. If your activation letter notes a dedicated IP address then the username is all that you should put here, without the VMIP-.


After clicking Finish, Outlook will automatically check the mailbox that you've just added and supply you with any errors if you've entered information that is incorrect.  Assuming that you've entered the correct information and there's mail in the account you've just added, your messages will automatically download. You will now need to go back and setup smtp authorization. To do this go to the Tools menu, click on Accounts, and select Mail.



To setup SMTP Authorization, click on the email account from the Mail tab, and click the properties button.



Select the Servers tab, and place a check in the box titled "My server requires authentication"


Click the "Apply" button, then the "OK" button, and close out the remaining windows.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 23 June 2005 )