How to setup e-mail account in Outlook Express

The Internet Connection Wizard makes short work of setting up your online mailbox by walking you through each step for every e-mail account you set up.


1. Before you get going, make sure you know your email address along with the following information. (You may need to contact your Internet Service Provider)

Firstly, information about the e-mail servers:
• The type of e-mail server you use: POP3 (most e-mail accounts), HTTP (such as Hotmail), or IMAP
• The name of the incoming e-mail server, such as mail.domain.com
• For POP3 and IMAP servers, the name of the outgoing e-mail server (generally SMTP)
such as smtp.domain.com

Secondly, information about your account:
• Your account username and password

2. Start Outlook Express, and from the Tools menu, click Accounts.

If the Internet Connection Wizard starts up automatically, skip to step 4.

3. Click Add, and then click Mail to open the Internet Connection Wizard.

Click Add, and then click Mail to open the Internet Connection Wizard


4. On the Your Name page of the wizard, type your name as you want it to appear to everyone who gets e-mail from you, and then click Next.

Most people use their full name, but you can use any name—even a nickname—that people will recognize.

5. On the Internet Explorer Address page, type your e-mail address, and then click Next.

6. On the E-mail Server Names page, fill in the first block of information that you gathered from your ISP in step 1, and then click Next.

Note: If you chose HTTP as your incoming e-mail server—as for a Hotmail or gmail account—this wizard page changes slightly so you can identify your HTTP mail service provider.

7. On the Internet Mail Logon page, type your account name and password.

Click Next, and then click Finish.

You're ready to send your first e-mail!

Should you have any further questions regarding the above setup, please e-mail us support@itcontact.co.za