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Setting Up Your E-mail in Microsoft Outlook Express

  • Making a New Mail Account  
  • Information for users with more than one Mail Account 

Making a New Mail Account
Here is a step by step guide showing you how to make a new mail account in Outlook Express in Windows.

  • Open Outlook Express.

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  • From the Outlook Express Window, click onto the Tools menu and select Accounts.
  • From the Internet Account page, click onto the Add button on the top right and then select Mail.

  • Type in the Name that you want attached to your emails.
  • Click the Next button.

  • Check that you have a dot next to I already have an email address that I'd like to use.
  • Type in your email address.Type in your email address.
  • Click the Next button.

  •  Check that My incoming mail server is set to POP3.
  • Type in for the Incoming mail server.
  • Type in for the Outgoing mail server.
  • Click the Next button.

  • Type in your User Name in the Account name box.
  • Type in your password in the Password box.
  • If the password box is greyed out then put a tick in the Remember Password box so that you can type in your password.
  • Click the Next button.

  • Almost done! Click the Finish button.

  • You should now see an account called in the Account column.


  • Click the Close button
  • Close Outlook Express.
  • All done!

When you restart Outlook Express by you should be all set to use it for sending and receiving email.

Information for users with more than one Mail Account
When you send email it appears to come from which ever of the accounts is set as the default account.
To set your Default Mail Account.

  • Open Outlook Express and then open the Tools menu.
  • Click on Accounts.
  • Click onto the Account you want to set as the default account, then click on the Set as Default button.

The default account has the word Default in brackets in the Type column.
When you download your email you will download from all of the accounts at the same time, unless you use the Tools menu and Select each account individually in the Send and Receive submenu.
Alternatively you can set up Mail filtering rules.