EMAIL SETUP: Microsoft Outlook Express
Posted by on 07 September 2017 12:06 PM

In order to send and receive email using Microsoft Outlook Express, you need to setup your account as described below –


Follow the steps detailed below to use Microsoft Outlook Express 6.0 to send/receive emails from your Email account.

  1. Start Outlook Express 6.0. On the Tools menu, click Accounts…
  2. In the Internet Accounts dialog box, click Add, and then click Mail…
  3. In the Display name box, type the name that you would like others to see when you send a message and then click Next.
  4. In the E-mail address box, type the email address for the account that you are using (for example, and then click Next.
  5. Under E-mail Server Names, click the appropriate incoming e-mail server type POP3/IMAP (Post Office Protocol version 3 [POP3] is the default type)
    • Incoming & Outgoing mail server
      •  Incoming Mail Server:
      • Outgoing Mail Server:
    • Account Type: IMAP/POP3
  6. Now, type your complete email address and password in the respective fields and click Next.
  7. The following window will display the success message – Congratulations, you have successfully entered all of the information required to set up your account. To save these settings, click Finish.
  8. Open the Internet Accounts dialog box referring to steps 1 and 2. In the Mail view, you will see the Account you have just added. Now you need to click Properties.
  9. Under the Servers tab, you need to check the checkbox My server requires authentication placed under Outgoing Mail Server. Once this is done, click Apply.


Note: Usually, the port used for the Outgoing Mail Server/SMTP Service is 25. However, there might be a situation where your ISP might be blocking the use of port 25 for SMTP service. Many ISPs block port 25 in order to minimize the amount of spam sent using their network. If you are facing issues sending mails using the default port 25, you can confirm with your ISP whether port 25 is indeed blocked by them.

To circumvent this, you can use an alternate port 26 for sending mails if port 25 is blocked.


Your setup is complete. When you click on the Send/Receive button, your email will be downloaded by Outlook Express.

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