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Setting up Email Account on Microsoft Outlook Express

Last modified: July 4, 2022
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Setting up Email Account on Microsoft Outlook Express

You must set up your account in Microsoft Outlook Express as described below in order to send and receive email. To send and receive emails from your email account using Microsoft Outlook Express 6.0, please follow the instructions below:

Step 1 of 9

On the Tools menu, click Account.

Step 2 of 9

Internet Accounts dialog box, click Add, and then click Mail.

Step 3 of 9

Display name box, type the name that you would like others to see when you send a message, and then click Next.

Step 4 of 9
E-mail address box, type the email address for the account that you are using (for example, [email protected]) and then click Next.

Step 5 of 9
Under Email Server Names, click the appropriate incoming e-mail server type POP3/IMAP (Post Office Protocol version 3 [POP3] is the default type) Incoming & Outgoing mail server

  • Incoming Mail Server:
  • Outgoing Mail Server:
  • Account Type: IMAP/POP3

    Now, type your email address and password in the respective fields and click Next.

Step 6 of 9

Now, type your email address and password in the respective fields and click Next.

Step 7 of 9

The following window will display the success message – Congratulations, you have successfully entered all of the information required to set up your account. To save these settings, click Finish.

Step 8 of 9

Open the Internet Accounts dialog box referring to steps 1 and 2. In the Mail view, you will see the Account you have just added. Now you need to click Properties.

Step of 9

Under the Servers tab, you need to check the checkbox My server requires authentication placed under Outgoing Mail Server. Once this is done, click Apply.


The SMTP Service port, or Outgoing Mail Server, is typically 25. But there’s a chance that your ISP will prevent you from using SMTP service port 25. In order to use their network to reduce the quantity of spam sent, several ISPs restrict port 25. Check with your ISP to see if port 25 is genuinely blocked if you have trouble sending emails using the standard port 25.

If port 25 is restricted, you can still send emails by using an alternative port, 26.

Your set-up is finished. Outlook Express will download your email when you click the Send/Receive button.

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