How to Set Up Your Email in Outlook Express

How to Set Up Your Email in Outlook Express

This Tutorial will walk you through setting up an email address in Microsoft Outlook Express to check a POP3 Account on jhWebWorks’ servers.

You will use the email address and password we set up for you, or you requested, on your account on our servers.

NOTE: All screenshots may not look exactly the same for all versions of Outlook Express, but they will be similar and these setting remain the same.

Follow these steps:

1) Open up Outlook Express (Start >Programs >Outlook Express)

2) Click on the “Tools” menu from the top of Outlook Express and choose “Accounts”.

3) From the new window click the “Add” button on the top right and choose “Mail“.

4) Type in the name you want to show up for the Account Name (this can be changed later) and click “Next“. It can be the email address or however you want to identify the account.

5) In this window type your complete email address (“sales@yourdomain.com” for example) and click “Next“.

6) In this window type “mail.yourdomain.com” in both the Incoming & Outgoing boxes, click “Next“.
Note: “yourdomain.com” is just an example, always replace it with Your Domain Name.

7) Now type in your complete email address (“sales@yourdomain.com” for example) for the Account name, and your password. Check the “Remember password” box so you don’t have to type it in again.

Note: You should NOT check the box that says “Log on using Secure Password Authentication”.

8) Hit the “Next” button and then the “Finish” button to create your account.

9) To Finalize the Settings to your POP3 account for new account in Outlook Express, follow these steps:

The “Internet Accounts” Window should still be open If not – click on the “Tools” menu from the top of Outlook Express, and choose “Accounts” from the pull down menu.

  • Select the account name that you created (“sales@yourdomain.com” in our example) in your list of email accounts by clicking on it
  • Click the “Properties” button. That will bring up a window for the “General” Tab
    Note: “yourdomain.com” was an example, it should now show Your Domain Name

10) Now Click on the “Servers” tab to bring up this window to:

  • Put a Check Mark next to My server requires authentication
  • Now click the “Settings” Button

11) Click the “Use same settings as my incoming mail server”
and then click the “OK” Button.

12) Now Click on the “Advanced” tab to bring up this window to:

  • Change the “Outgoing mail (SMTP)” port number to “50”.
    Note: The default is usually set to “25”. Most ISP’s block port 25 unless you are using their SMTP server, so we run on port 50.
  • Make sure “Leave a copy of message on server” is NOT checked.
    Note: This is usually not necessary unless you are checking your mail from more than one computer. Please talk to us about this if you feel you need this.

Click the “OK” Button on All Windows to close them

13) To Test your POP3 account for “sales” follow these steps:

  • Start a New Mail message by clicking on the New Mail Icon at the top left of Outlook or Outlook Express, or click on the File Menu, choose New, then click on Mail Message
  • Make the From: Box use your New Account by clicking on the Down Arrow (at the far right of screen) and choosing sales@yourdomain.com
  • In the To: Box type in sales@yourdomain.com, or click on the word To: and choose sales from the list
  • You can leave the CC: Box blank, or enter in another email address to send a Carbon Copy to
  • In the Subject: Box type in Testing, or whatever you like
  • You don’t have to type anything into the body of the message
  • Now hit the Send Icon or click on the File Menu and click on Send Message
  • Wait about 30 seconds after message is sent, then click on the Send/Recv Button

Your Message should come in on your New Email Account