Setting up e-mail in Microsoft Outlook Express

Outlook Express is a light weight program branded to be similar to Microsoft Outlook which was included in Microsoft Windows 98, Me, 2000, and XP. It is not available in Vista or later versions of Microsoft Windows.

Note: If you are still using a computer with Outlook Express installed, you are using an operating system that is no longer supported or patched for security issues. We highly recommend upgrading your computer as soon as is feasible to protect your data.


 

  1. In Outlook Express, go to Tools, and select Accounts. A new window will pop up. Click on Add, and select Mail.
  2. You will be asked to enter a Display Name. In this box type the name that you would like others to see when you send mail. Usually this is your name, as you would sign it on a check, a nickname, or business name. After you have entered the display name click Next. Note: You may use capital letters, spaces, numbers, and symbols in the display name but symbols or numbers will cause spam filters to generally be more likely to block e-mail from your account
  3. Next you will need to enter your e-mail address. Type your e-mail address (e.g. username@fpunet.com) and click Next.
  4. At the top of the next window you will see a line that reads: My incoming mail server is a POP3 server. If it does not say POP3, click the down arrow beside the blank, and choose POP3. Type mail.fpunet.com in both the incoming mail server and outgoing mail server. Click Next. Alternatively, if you wish to use IMAP mail, click here.
  5. In the blank that says Account Name: type in your email address. In the Password: blank, type your password. You will not see the actual password, but simply dots or stars. Make sure to check Save Password if you do not want to type your password each time you check your mail. Please do not put a checkmark next to Log on using secure password authentication. Click Next.
  6. You have finished setting up your e-mail account. Click Finish. You will be back at the accounts administration window. Now click on your account (It should be 'mail.fpunet.com') and click on the Properties button.
  7. On the General tab, if you are using this computer for more than one email account, you may want to change the account name,
  8. Click on the Servers tab. Near the bottom of the window it will say Outgoing Mail Server, and have a checkbox labled 'My server requires authentication'. Check that box.
  9. Click on the Advanced tab. There are two lines that say 'This server requires a secure connection (SSL)'. Check both of those boxes. In the box labled Outgoing mail (SMTP): change the number from 25 to 587. The other number (995) is correct.
  10. Click OK. You will be back at the accounts administration window. Click Close.

IMAP:

  1. At the top of the next window you will see a line that reads: My incoming mail server is a IMAP server. If it does not say IMAP, click the down arrow beside the blank, and choose IMAP. Type mail.fpunet.com in both the incoming mail server and outgoing mail server. Click Next
  2. In the blank that says Account Name: type in your email address. In the Password: blank, type your password. You will not see the actual password, but simply dots or stars. Make sure to check Save Password if you do not want to type your password each time you check your mail. Please do not put a checkmark next to Log on using secure password authentication. Click Next.
  3. You have finished setting up your e-mail account. Click Finish. You will be back at the accounts administration window. Now click on your account (It should be 'mail.fpunet.com') and click on the Properties button.
  4. On the General tab, if you are using this computer for more than one email account, you may want to change the account name,
  5. Click on the Servers tab. Near the bottom of the window it will say Outgoing Mail Server, and have a checkbox labled 'My server requires authentication'. Check that box.
  6. Click on the Advanced tab. There are two lines that say 'This server requires a secure connection (SSL)'. Check both of those boxes. In the box labled Outgoing mail (SMTP): change the number from 25 to 587. The other number (993) is correct.
  7. Click OK. You will be back at the accounts administration window. Click Close.