Video:Outlook Express New Email Accountwith Don Schechter
Learn how to set up an email account in Outlook Express, and check your other email accounts, too.See Transcript
Transcript:Outlook Express New Email AccountHi I'm Don Schechter for About.com Computing. Are you having trouble setting up your email account in Outlook Express? If so, don't worry, just follow these easy steps.
Before you start, make sure you have email information from your internet service provider.
Add a New Email Account in OutlookOnce Outlook is open, go to the Tools menu and click on 'Accounts.' Choose the tab that says 'Add' and click the 'Mail' option.
Type in the name that you would like people to see when you send mail, and then click, 'next.' Here, just type in your email address, and click, 'next.'
Select the Mail ServersYour internet service provider will tell you what to fill out for this next page. Many email accounts use POP3. Now type in your incoming mail server and your outgoing main server.
My outgoing mail server is smtp.rcn.com.
Set Up a Username and PasswordNext, type in your account and username and then a password. Some accounts require you to check off a box that says, 'Securer Password Authentication.' Mine doesn't, so I'll just click 'next.'
And that's it. Click 'finish,' and you're all done.
Add Other Email Accounts Through OutlookBut hold on. Let's say that you also have a Hotmail account that you want to check mail from. It's no problem.
Just go back to the 'Add' tab and select the mail option one more time. Your email display name pops up again; you can change it or keep it the same. Now type in your Hotmail email address and click 'next.'
Here's something new: Outlook has put in all the necessary information for Hotmail. All you have to do is click 'next.' Type in your hotmail password and click 'next' one last time.
Now I can receive email from two accounts or set up as many as I want. It's that easy!
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