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
- Start Outlook Express.
- On the Tools menu, click Accounts.
- In the Internet Accounts dialog box, click Add, and then click Mail.
- 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 E-mail Address box, type the e-mail address for the account that you are using (for example, "email@example.com"), and then
- 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 mail.ocsolutions.net as your incoming mail server.
- Type your account name and password in the POP Account Name and Password boxes (your account name usually comes before the @ sign ex.
firstname.lastname@example.org in this case jandoe is the account name). Click Next.
- 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.
- Click the connection type that you use to connect to the Internet, and then click Next.
NOTE: This step does not apply to Outlook
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.
- Click Finish.
- Click the send/receive button to see if you have any messages