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How To Setup Outlook Express

These instructions will show you how to configure Microsoft Outlook Express to access your email account. Remember that there is two different email programs offered by Microsoft: Outlook and Outlook Express. Look on the title bar of your Email program to ensure it is Outlook Express and not Outlook. Outlook Express is the email program that comes bundled with Windows. If the program you are using is Microsoft Outlook, which comes bundled with Microsoft Office, please use the Outlook setup instructions.

Step 1: Launch Outlook Express, and then click on “Tools” and then click on “Accounts” as shown in the diagram below.

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Step 2: Click on the “Mail” tab and then click on “Add” and then click “Mail” as shown below.

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Step 3: Type your name in the “Display Name” box. The name you type here will be seen by people you send messages to. It can be any name you like, such as a nickname you are known by to all your contacts.

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Step 4: Type your email address in the “Email Address” box provided as shown in the diagram below. This is the email address you choose from your service provider, or it may be your email account from work for example.

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Step 5: Now you will have to enter information about your email servers. There are two servers you will have to specify, “incoming” and “outgoing”. Follow the diagram below.

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Step 6: Type your name in the “Account Name” box next. This is usually the first part of your email address, do not type in the domain name. Follow the example below.

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Step 7: There is no step 7, you are now finished, (doesn’t it feel great when everything comes together?) if you see the following box.

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