How do I set up my email in Outlook Express

This assumes you have been assigned or created yourself an email account in the Control Panel.

  • Open Outlook Express
  • Go to 'Tools' -> 'Accounts...' -> 'Add'
  • Display Name: (Your Name)
  • Click Next ->
  • Email Address: your_email_account@your_website_domain_here.com - all lowercase - (ie. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )
  • Click Next ->
  • My incoming mail server is a [POP3] Server.
  • Incoming Mail (POP3, IMAP, HTTP) server: [mail.your_website_domain_here.com]
  • Outgoing Mail (SMTP) server: [mail.your_website_domain_here.com]
  • Account Name: your_email_account@your_website_domain_here.com - all lowercase - (ie. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )
  • Password: [your password]
  • Log in Using Secure Password Authentication (SAP) is NOT checked.
  • Click 'Next' and 'Finished'
  • Click 'Properties' -> 'Servers' Tab
  • Make sure 'My Server requires authentication IS checked ON.
  • Click the 'Advanced' tab
  • Under Server Port Numbers, change the Outgoing mail (SMTP) Port from 25 to 587
  • Click Apply, OK, OK.

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