This article describes how to add a new Internet e-mail
account in Outlook Express.
MORE INFORMATION - add a new Internet e-mail account in Outlook Express.
America Online (AOL) - Adding e-mail to AOL
If you use AOL as your Internet Service Provider
(ISP), you cannot use Outlook Express to send and receive AOL e-mail. AOL news
and e-mail servers are not compatible with Outlook Express. For additional
information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft
OLEXP: AOL News and E-mail Servers Are Not Compatible with Outlook Express
Microsoft Network (MSN)
To configure Outlook Express for MSN, refer to
the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
How to Configure Outlook Express for The Microsoft Network
The procedures to configure Outlook Express to work with Hotmail
are beyond the scope of this article. If you want to configure Outlook Express
to work with a Hotmail account, you must use the methods described in Q-220852.
For additional information about how to configure Outlook Express to work with a
Hotmail account, click the article number below to view the article in the
Microsoft Knowledge Base:
OLEXP: How to Configure Outlook Express to Use Hotmail Account
Steps to Add and Configure a New Internet E-mail Account
If your ISP is
not AOL, MSN or Hotmail, use the following steps to add and configure a new
Internet e-mail account with Outlook Express:
- 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, "firstname.lastname@example.org"), 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
NOTE: Your ISP provides this
information. If you do not know this information, contact your ISP.
- Depending on your logon type, either type your POP account name and password
in the POP Account Name and Password boxes, or
click Log on using Secure Password Authentication (SAP). Click
NOTE: Contact your ISP to
determine the logon type that you should use.
- In the Internet Mail Account Name box;
type a name to identify the mail account that you are configuring. This is
as the "friendly" name for the account. Click Next.
- Click the connection type that you use to connect to the Internet, and then
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.
- Click Finish.
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