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How to setup a POP account in Microsoft Outlook Express

Step 1: Start by clicking the Tools link and then click Accounts.
Step 2: Click the Add button. Then click Mail….
Step 3: Enter the Name as you would like it to appear in the From field of outgoing emails. Then click Next.
Step 4: Now enter your new email address here. Then click Next.

Now you have to enter your Incoming (POP3) and Outgoing (SMTP) server names. These server names will have been provided to you in your welcome email, and often times are simply secure.emailsrvr.com.

Step 5: Choose POP3 for the incoming mail server setting.
Step 6: Now enter your Incoming (POP3) and Outgoing (SMTP) server settings in these boxes.
Step 7: Click Next.
Step 8: Now enter the email username….. this is the entire email address (john@demo1234.com).
Step 9: Then enter your email password here. Click Next.
Step 10: Click Finish to complete the wizard.

We’re almost finished! But first let’s go finish configuring our email properties.

Step 11: Select the email account we just created, then click the Properties button.
Step 12: Let’s change the name of the email account to something more recognizable.
Step 13: Enter an Organization name (if applicable).
Step 14: Then enter a Reply To address here.
Step 15: Now click the Servers tab here.
Step 16: Check the box for SMTP Authentication.

SMTP authentication means that Outlook Express will login to your mail server even when sending emails (not just receiving), ensuring that you are the only one that can send emails from your account.

Step 17: Then click Settings.
Step 18: Most SMTP servers use the same username and password as the incoming (POP3) servers, so let’s select those settings. Then click OK.
Step 19: Click Apply so the changes take effect. then click OK.
Step 20: Click the Close button here.

That’s it! We’ve successfully setup an email account, and can now start sending and receiving emails to and from that account, from Outlook Express.

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