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Setting up your Email accounts in Microsoft Outlook Express

This tutorial shows you how to set up Microsoft Outlook Express to work with your e-mail account. For tutorials on setting up your Email in Microsoft Outlook 2003 or Microsoft Outlook 2007, please see our other Knowledgebase Help Guides.

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

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

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2. A box will appear. Click Add and select Mail.

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3. In Display name, enter your name as you want it to appear on your emails and click Next.

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4. In E-mail address, enter your full email address and then click Next.

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5. On the E-mail Server Names window, enter your information as follows:

My incoming Mail Server is
Incoming mail (POP3, IMAP or HTTP) server
“mail.your-domain.com.au” (where ‘your-domain.com.au is replaced with your actual Domain Name.
Outgoing mail (SMTP) server
“your-outgoing-mail-server” (where ‘your-outgoing-mail-server is replaced with your specific Internet Provider’s Outgoing Mail Server (EG. “mail.bigpond.com” if you use Telstra Bigpond to connect to the Internet, “mail.optusnet.com.au” for Optus, “mail.tpg.com.au” for TPG, etc). Click here for more help.

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6. Click on Next.

7. In Account name, enter your full Email address, then enter the password supplied to you by Quikclicks for this account.

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Note: Do NOT check the box “Log on using Secure Password Authentication“.

8. Click Next and then click Finish.

Removing message copies from the web server

1. On the Tools menu, click E-mail Accounts

2. Click View or change existing e-mail accounts, and then click Next.

3. Select your account, and then click Change.

4. Click the More Settings button.

5. Click the Advanced tab, and under Delivery, select the Leave a copy of messages on the servercheck box.

6. Select the Remove from server after x days and type in a value of 7 (days). This will tell the server to download all E-mail messages to your computer but only leave a copy of the messages on the web server for a certain number of days. This is the most common setting for people who want to read their messages at work but also download them for permanent storage on their home computer. We recommend that you choose the smallest number of days that suits your needs. The longer you leave messages on your e-mail server, the greater the risk of filling-up your web server storage and exceeding your mailbox size quota.

7. Click OK, and then click Finish.

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NOTE: As a courtesy, we provide information about how to use certain third-party products, but we do not endorse or directly support third-party products and we are not responsible for the functions or reliability of such products. Outlook 2007® is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All rights reserved.

NB: This tutorial was originally sourced from hosting.com

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