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How To Setup Outlook Express To Check Your Email

Outlook Express is a popular email client available on both Windows and Mac. This tutorial shows you how to configure Outlook Express to retrieve mail from your email account.

Make sure you have created your email address in the Hosting Manager or Plesk for Windows Hosting, before setting it up in Outlook Express.

If you have, then continue below.


Setting Up Outlook Express

These are the steps you need to follow to set up Outlook Express to check your email:

  1. Start Outlook Express. Click Tools and select Accounts.

  2. On the Internet Accounts page, select the Mail tab, click Add and then select Mail.

  3. On the Your Name page, enter the email sender's name as the Display name, and click Next.

  4. On the Internet E-mail Address page, enter your email address as the E-mail address and click Next.

  5. On the E-mail Server Names page, select IMAP as your incoming server type and enter the incoming and outgoing mail servers. Then click Next to continue.

    Below is a description of the fields:
    My incoming mail server is a IMAP
    Incoming mail server Standard settings are mail.mydomain.com (Replace mydomain.com with your actual domain).
    Outgoing mail server (SMTP) We recommend using the Outgoing Mail Server Name of your current Internet Server Provider (ISP). Alternatively you can use mail.mydomain.com (Replace mydomain.com with your actual domain).

  6. On the Internet Mail Logon screen, enter your email address as your Account name, enter your email account password and then click Next. DO NOT tick Log on using Secure Password Authentication (SPA).

  7. Click Finish to end.


Congratulations! You have added your email account to Outlook Express. You should now be able to use it to manage your email account.

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