Email Setup Tutorials:
Setting up Outlook or Outlook Express
Please note that while we've used the screen shots from Outlook Express, the instructions are the same for Outlook.
- Open Microsoft Outlook or Outlook Express.
- Click Tools > Accounts. The "Internet Accounts" window will open.
- Select your default email account and click Properties. The Properties window for that account
- Select the Servers tab at the top. Under "Server Information" make a note of the
"Outgoing mail (SMTP):" server - you will need that info shortly. Write it down exactly
or highlight, right click, and select copy.
- Click Cancel.
- Select Add > Mail.
- In the Display Name: field type whatever name you want the people who receive your email to see
and click Next
- Make sure "I already have an e-mail address that I'd like to use." is checked and type
in that field your new email address (email@example.com) and click Next.
- Make sure the "My incoming mail server is a" field says POP3. In the "Incoming
mail" field type your new POP server which we would have given you once your domain and email
accounts are set up. Ask us if you're not sure what this is. In the "Outgoing mail" type
in the info from your default email account or click in the field, right click and select paste. If
you don't know what we're talking about see step 4 above. Click Next.
- Type in your username in the "Account Name:" field. We would have also given this
to you already along with the POP server information. In the "Password:" field type
the password we gave you. Make sure that "Remember Password" is checked unless you want
to type your password in every time you check your mail. This is up to you and is a good idea if
multiple users are using the same machine.
- Click Next, then Finish. You will be returned to the "Internet Accounts" window and your new account will be highlighted. Click Properties.
- Change "Mail Account" to be anything you want or leave it as is. In the "Reply Address" field type your new email address.
- If your web site is being hosted on a NT Server (you will be notified by us), select the
Servers tab at the top. Check the "My server requires authentication" box at the very
bottom of this screen. Click OK and then Close.
At this point you should be able to do a send and receive to test the set up. If you receive an error message, check all your settings as explained above. If you are still having problems either sending or receiving email, please let us know and we will be more than happy to help you.
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