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Configuring Email Account - Outlook Express

Outlook Express was discontinued by Microsoft and was last included in Windows Vista. It is strongly recommended to use a professional email application like G Suite or Microsoft 365.

If you have an email account set up on the server, you may want to configure Outlook or Outlook express to send/receive email from this email address. To configure Outlook to connect to your account, please do the following:

Note: For Outlook Express 6, after clicking Add, it will automatically route to step number 4.
  1. Open Outlook Express.
  2. Go to Tools and click on Accounts.

    Outlook Express Tutorial 1

  3. An Internet Accounts window will pop up. Select the Mail tab, then Add, then click on Mail. (This is for Outlook Express 5)

    Outlook Express Tutorial 2

Note: For Outlook Express 6, after clicking Add, it will automatically route to step number 4.
  1. This will start up Internet Connection Wizard. Enter your name where it says Display name: and click Next at the bottom right.

    Outlook Express Tutorial 3

  2. Select the Next button.
  3. Enter your Email address in the input box. This does NOT have to be your username@example.com (you can use john@example.com, webmaster@example.com, etc). Then click Next.

    Outlook Express Tutorial 4

  4. Click the Next button.
  5. In the Incoming mail field, type mail.example.com.
    In the Outgoing mail (SMTP) field, type mail.example.com
    (so if your domain name is elitepolls.com, then you would put mail.elitepolls.com there). Click Next.
  6. For the Account Name, type the full email address (including the domain name). In the Password section, type the password for the email.

    Outlook Express Tutorial 6

  7. Click the Next button.
  8. Click the Finish button.

    Outlook Express Tutorial 7

  9. You should still see the Mail tab, so click the Properties button.
  10. Select the Servers tab.
  11. Check the box at the bottom which says "My server requires authentication."
  12. Select the Advanced tab.
  13. At the top, you will see Server Port Numbers and Outgoing mail (SMTP): with a value of 25. You need to change this to port 26, if you are not able to send emails using 25.
  14. Click the Apply button, OK button, and the Close button.
  15. You're done! Now, you can test your email.