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How to setup your email using Outlook Express?

This is a step by step guide to setup the Outlook Express to download your email from Exchange Server or other email host server.

  • In your Windows XP, click Start, Programs, and click on Outlook Express
  • In Outlook Express, click Tools, Account.
  • In Internet Accounts, click Mail tab, click Add, Mail.
  • In Internet Connection Wizard, type your Display name. For example, John Smith, click Next.
  • Type your Email address. For example,, click Next.
  • In "My incoming mail server is a", select IMAP or POP depending which port is allowed to connect to your mail server. Contact your Administrator for assistance.
  • Incoming mail (POP3, IMAP, or HTTP) server: For example, (your local admin can provide this information to you).
  • Outgoing mail (SMTP) server. For example, (again, your admin will provide this information)
  • In Internet Mail Logon, type your username and password. Put check on Remember password. Click Next
  • Click Finish to complete the setup.
Now test your email setup. In your Outlook Express, click Send/Recv to see if you can download your messages.

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