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 How to Set Up Outlook Express 6.0

There are several ways of starting Outlook Express. Not all these methods may be available on your system.

  1. Open the Start menu and find Outlook Express
  2. Double-click the Outlook Express icon on the Desktop
  3. Click the small Outlook Express icon in the Task bar

It is also possible that Outlook Express is set up to start automatically when you start Windows. It may be running now.

If Outlook Express is already running, there will be an Outlook Express button in the Task bar.

You have started Outlook Express and the main program window is displayed. It is possible that the main Outlook express folder is displayed, or one of the other folders, such as Inbox. The following picture shows the main Outlook Express folder.

On the Tools menu, click Accounts.

The following window will appear:

Click the Mail tab at the top of the window

In the main window this will show any email accounts that may have already been set up on your machine.

Click the Add button at the top right of this screen to add a new e-mail account.

A small pop-up menu will appear, click on Mail.

The Internet Connection Wizard is opened. In the Display Name box, type the name that you want others to see when you send a message, and then click Next.

In the Email Address box, type the email address for the account that you are using (for example, ""), and then click Next.

Under Email Server Names, click the appropriate incoming email server type (Post Office Protocol version 3 [POP3] is the default type), and then type the names of your incoming and outgoing email servers. The screenshot below shows our mail servers as an example, however you will need to enter your own domain in the place of "" (please note that you need to include mail. in the place of the www. prefix).

*Note - if you obtain Internet access through Orange or any mobile ISP (via a USB dongle or mobile connection), you will need to enter your ISP's Outgoing (SMTP) server instead. You may need to contact your ISP for this information directly.

Click Next.

Enter your account name (this will be your full email address) and password into the respective boxes. Click Next.

Congratulations you have successfully configured your email account. Click Finish.

SMTP Authentication

Unfortunately the setup is not quite complete just yet, to ensure that outgoing email is sent without issue, please follow these additional steps.

*Note - This is only required if you are using our server as your SMTP. If you are using your ISP's SMTP server, please contact them for further information on the details outlined in this section as they may require you to use settings specific to themselves):

1. Click on "Tools" and "Accounts" from the main Outlook Express window.

2. Highlight the newly set up account and click "Properties".

3. Within the properties dialog, select "Servers" and ensure that the check box below "Outgoing Mail Server", labelled "My server requires authentication" is selected. Once done, simply click OK to complete the connection.


*PLEASE NOTE: We do not primarily provide support for any non-Freestart branded applications. Use of Outlook Express is entirely at your own choice and, whilst we may be able to reference the required login/server information, we cannot always provide optimal support regarding troubleshooting/tutorials for this application via our telephone support line. Please refer to Microsofts website/troubleshooter for further help with the application.

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Created On: 05 Apr 2007 10:50 AM

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