This article describes how to add a new Internet e-mail account in Outlook Express and the exceptions to this procedure.

Steps to Add and Configure a New Internet E-mail Account
  1. Start Outlook Express.

  2. On the Tools menu, click Accounts.

  3. In the Internet Accounts dialog box, click Add, and then click Mail.

  4. In the Display Name box, type the name that you want others to see when you send a message, and then click Next.

  5. In the E-mail Address box, type the e-mail address for the account that you are using (for example, ""), and then click Next.

  6. Under E-mail Server Names, click the appropriate incoming e-mail server type (Post Office Protocol version 3 [POP3] is the default type), and then type the names of your incoming and outgoing e-mail servers. Click Next.

    NOTE: You can use as your incoming mail server.

  7. Type your account name and password in the POP Account Name and Password boxes (your account name usually comes before the @ sign ex. in this case jandoe is the account name). Click Next.

  8. In the Internet Mail Account Name box; type a name to identify the mail account that you are configuring. This is known as the "friendly" name for the account. Click Next.

  9. Click the connection type that you use to connect to the Internet, and then click Next.

    NOTE: This step does not apply to Outlook Express 5.

    If you click Use my phone line to connect, you are prompted to either create a new Dial-Up Networking connection or use an existing one. If Dial-Up Networking has been configured for your ISP, click Use an existing dial-up connection, click the name for your Dial-Up Networking connection in the list, and then click Next.

    If you click Connect using my local area network (LAN) or I will establish my Internet connection manually, you are not prompted for any additional settings.

  10. Click Finish.
  11. Click the send/receive button to see if you have any messages