How To Setup Outlook Express Email

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To setup Outlook Express email please follow these steps:

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  1. Start Outlook Express and select ‘Accounts’ from the Tools menu.

outlook express email setup

2.  In the window that appears press the ‘Add’ button and then select ‘Mail…’

Setting up email in Outlook Express step 2

3.  Enter your name as you would like it to appear to people who receive emails from you.

Then click ‘Next’.

Setting up email in Outlook Express step 3

4.  Enter the email address that you want to use and that you have setup.

Then click ‘Next’.

Setting up email in Outlook Express step 4

4.  Now you need to enter your incoming and outgoing servers.

For the incoming server you should enter mail.yourdomain.co.uk
Remember substituting your own domain name for yourdomain.co.uk.

For the outgoing mail server use exactly the same as the incoming mail server: mail.yourdomain.co.uk.
You should enter mail.yourdomain.co.uk.

Then click Next.

Setting up email in Outlook Express step 5

5.  To finish you need to enter your username (which is your full email address) and password for your mail account.

Once entered please click Next and then Finish.

Setting up email in Outlook Express step 6

6.  To allow you to send mail through our mail server you now need to make a small change to the properties of the account.

Select ‘properties from the Accounts’ window:

Setting up email in Outlook Express step 7

7.  You need to click the tick-box that says ‘My server requires authentication’ and then click the ‘OK’ and ‘Close’.

Setting up email in Outlook Express step 8

You can now send and receive emails!

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