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Start up Outlook Express. Pull down the
menu and select
Please note that different versions of Outlook Express exist and do not look exactly
like the following example. They should include the same information and you should
be able to follow along anyway.
Selecting Your Account
First we need to select your account. If this is your first email address, simply push the A
and pick mail. If you had a previous email address that you are replacing, I would still add a new one, then
later, erase the old email address. Outlook Express often comes with several phantom accounts setup. One of
your accounts will say something like "your name." Select that one. It usually indicates that it is the
Mail Account Properties (General)
The Mail Account Properties window should appear (as shown above). The tabs across the top should be set on
The first item is the Mail Account. This is simply your name as you like it to appear on the Internet Accounts
list (previous screen). This should be unique and descriptive of the use of this account.
Under User Information, the Name:
should be your name as you want others to see it. The Organization:
field is optional.
The E-mail address:
field is mandatory. Your email address should be in the form firstname.lastname@example.org
where username is your actual account name.
The Reply address:
is optional. Some people use this field to have return mail go somewhere else. Some
of the spammers use this information to capture your address so they can send you junk mail. I generally suggest
leaving this field blank.
Mail Account Properties (Servers)
Change the tab across the top to Servers
. Under Server Information make sure the items read like the boxes
Under Server Information
, there are 2 fields indicating server names under the POP3 Server:"
- POP3 Mail Server (incoming): pop3.nampa.net
- SMTP Mail Server (outgoing): smtpssl.nampa.net
Under Incoming Mail Server, the Account name:
should be your email name (with
should show up as '*************' characters. If you do not want to type in your password
each time you check your email, simply check the Remember password
box. Of course, this means anybody
with access to your keyboard can easily read your email (I know, they need a life).
You also need to check the box titled My Server Requires Authentication
which allows username
authentication to send email (instead of the server authenticating your IP location). Then select Settings
Under settings, select "Log on using"
and enter your email address and Password. If you want Outlook
Express to remember your password, check the "Remember password"
Mail Account Properties (Advanced)
The advanced properties allow us to change the way we talk to servers. The Outgoing mail (SMTP)
be set to 587
, with no check mark on "This server requires a
secure connection (SSL)"
The Incoming mail (POP3)
should be set to the default 995
with no check mark on "This server requires a secure connection (SSL)"
This should get everything working, but, of course, if you have any trouble, please call us.